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- Posted on May 12th 2011 10:30AM by Andrew Kerr
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The news has provoked fury from the family of the late actor who fell from a balcony during a party in Whitechapel, East London, in December 2006, which Doherty also attended. The 30-year-old died the day after the fall as result of head injuries. Doherty has denied any involvement in his death.
As previously reported by Spinner, Doherty voluntarily spoke with police investigating the incident in February. Now the CPS has announced that a lack of evidence has failed to yield a possible prosecution as what triggered the fall remains unclear.
The CPS's Jenny Hopkins said, via the Guardian, "None of the evidence is capable of establishing to the required standard that Mr. Blanco was thrown or pushed from the balcony or that any other individual was present at the time he fell.
"As we can neither establish that a criminal act may have taken place nor identify the likely perpetrator, we must conclude there is insufficient evidence to support a charge of murder or manslaughter. If any further evidence does come to light, we will, of course, review our decision in accordance with our normal practices.
"We have met the family of Mr. Blanco today to explain our decision to them and we would like to extend our sympathies to them on their loss."
For their part, the family of Mr. Blanco have vowed to pursue private proceedings.