Pete Doherty has been accused of punching a female fan in the face - after causing chaos at a London gig.

The volatile BABYSHAMBLES singer allegedly threw punches at a girl in the crowd after storming the stage at the British capital's trendy 333 club on Thursday (21APR05) night, prompting the audience to turn on him.

He reportedly also ruined the venue's speaker system by letting off a fire extinguisher during a performance by upcoming band CRAZY GIRLS.

A source tells British newspaper The Sun, "Pete wanted to be the centre of attention. He threw punches at a girl but came off worse when the crowd went for him."

Crazy Girls' TIFF McGUINNESS, adds, "It's the most insane thing I've ever seen. Pete was totally messed up."

Doherty was eventually ejected from the venue from security guards.

24/04/2005 10:50