Actor who plunged to his death while partying with Pete Doherty in London flat ... trends now
An actor who fell from a balcony to his death at a London party after an argument with Libertines frontman Peter Doherty was likely 'thrown', an expert has claimed.
Mark Blanco, 30, died in 2006 after falling from a block of flats at an event attended by a number of friends and the then-Babyshambles singer-songwriter.
Police investigated the case, and Doherty was implicated after an inquest into the actor's death, but there have been no charges to date.
Doherty wrote in a blog post in 2011, now inaccessible, that neither he nor anybody else was with Blanco just before he died.
'When he fell or jumped he was alone,' he wrote, according to NME.
But CCTV analyst and FBI instructor Grant Frederick has now alleged, based on fresh analysis of footage of the fall, that 'there couldn't be just one person on the balcony'.
He told The Mirror: 'What I would see is that Mark has come out and somebody has taken Mark and is putting him over the balcony.
'If the measurements and the distance are correct, then Mark was thrown over the balcony, Mark was murdered.'
Frederick claimed he had asked the Metropolitan Police to perform his analysis ten years ago, but they had failed to.
Blanco's mother has continued to seek answers to the unresolved questions around her son's death, reportedly spending £100,000 on her own investigation.
Sheila Blanco believes the Met made mistakes in the investigation, including missing key evidence, and will feature in a new Channel 4 documentary, 'Pete Doherty, Who Killed My Son?', on September 25.
Peter Doherty performs at the Arenes de Lutece, Paris, on June 21, 2021, as part of the annual Make Music Day
Sheila Blanco (left) and her son, Mark, who died from head injuries in December 2006
Mark Blanco, an aspiring actor, had been leafletting for his new play before making his way to Paul Roundhill's apartment in East London on December 2, 2006.
He was reportedly one of six in attendance at the party, including Doherty.
Naomi Stirk, another guest, has claimed that Blanco had been drinking and 'was on a different wavelength'.
Blanco had allegedly become 'aggressively excited' towards Doherty, according to a contemporary statement by Roundhill.