Coldplay Singer Charged Over Altercation With Photographer.

07-22-03 antiGUY
It is believed that Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has been charged with �malicious damage� by Australian police after an alleged altercation with a photographer at a beach resort. 

As previously reported in our Day In Rock report, Martin was accused with vandalizing the car of a press photographer. 

New South Wales police have only confirmed that a 26-year-old Englishman has been charged in relation to the damage inflicted to the auto, according to Reuters. Police have yet to release the identity of the man charged, but it is believed to be Chris Martin. 

Coldplay was in Australia to headline last weekend�s �Splendour In The Grass music festival� at Byron Bay, which is located about 500 miles north of Sydney. 

"Byron Bay police were told that a press photographer's car was damaged after a conversation between two people at Seven Mile Beach around noon Sunday," a police spokesman told Reuters. 

According to the police spokesman, the man charged has been issued an order to appear in Byron Bay Court on October 8th. 

Martin apparently isn�t taking the charges seriously. According to Reuters, Martin joked from the stage Monday night at a concert in Sydney that the only time he expected to see the police was when he met the 80�s group fronted by Sting. 

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