Wednesday 21 June 2006

Richard Ashcroft In Shock Arrest

Richard Ashcroft has been arrested after bursting into a youth club and asking to work with the teenagers present.

Witnesses told today’s (June 21) Sun newspaper say the singer, fresh from his headline stadium show in Manchester last weekend, refused to leave The Bridge club in Chippenham, Wiltshire on Monday (June 19).

Staff called police and Ashcroft was taken into custody for a couple of hours, then given an £80 fixed penalty fine for disorderly behaviour and released.

Around 60 youngsters in their early teens were at the club when Ashcroft showed up.

Ashcroft performed his biggest ever solo gig at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester on Saturday (June 17). DJ Shadow joined him onstage for a version of the UNKLE track ‘Lonely Soul’.