LATEST: Troubled rocker Pete Doherty has apologised to furious Scottish fans for pulling out of last night's (29SEP04) Aberdeen gig with his new band Babyshambles.

The estranged LIBERTINES star was due to perform at Aberdeen's Lemon Tree venue, but has asked his admirers to forgive him for shunning the event, claiming he was hurt after falling down the stairs.

Angry fans crowded round the band's tour bus as it tried to leave and seven people were arrested when police officers arrived to bring the 550-strong audience under control.

A statement on the BABYSHAMBLES.COM website explains, "Peter and the band would like to apologise for the last minute cancellation of yesterday's gig in Aberdeen, following Peter falling down stairs.

"Peter is extremely upset that this accident resulted in the gig not being able to go ahead and has promised that the band will re-schedule a show in Aberdeen asap. Tonight's show in Dundee will go ahead as planned."

30/09/2004 21:10