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'Gun' Incident: Pippa Unlikely To Face Inquiry
Pippa Middleton is unlikely to be investigated over an incident involving a gun or replica gun at the weekend in Paris, French police have said.
The incident, involving the Duchess of Cambridge's sister and her three male friends, saw the driver point what appeared to be a semi-automatic pistol at a photographer in broad daylight.
Ms Middleton, 27, had been photographed attending a friend's birthday fancy-dress party in the French capital on Saturday night.
The following day while seated in a top of the range Audi convertible, the driver pulled out, brandished and pointed a gun on a pursuing photographer.
Police were not able to say whether the gun was real or a replica toy gun.
In the back seat of the sports car transporting Ms Middleton to the Eurostar terminal was her old friend and birthday boy Viscount Arthur de Soultrait.
St James' Palace would not comment on the actions of the Prince William's sister-in-law.
French police say they are aware of the photographs but said no complaint had been made.
The incident comes just weeks after seven people were murdered in Toulouse and four shot dead in Paris.
The police say they are continuing to look at the matter, but confirm they will not be talking to Ms Middleton.
There has been no comment from the Middleton family.
what do you think?
I thought you could be arrested for brandishing even a replica gun, let alone a real one. Goes to show there's one rule for one type of person and a different rule for the rest of us, we'd be sitting in a french prison awaiting court if it had been you or me.
It just goes to show being in the right kind of company can get you off a charge of brandishing a firearm. If it had been a car full of the hoi polloi, a SWAT team would've been deployed at a moments notice and come down on their vehicle like a ton of bricks!
A man i used to work with got drunk and foolishly brandished a replica pistol at his partners ex boyfriend.For his first offence he got twelve months in prison,wonder what would have happened if he was related to somebody with a double barreled name???????
The other week, it was the President of France's son throwing things at a police woman. Now this! ...
This is so badly written! In the second paragraph you refer to "the driver". Driver of what? Oh I see, driving an Audi convertible. I know that now because I've read as far as paragraph four.!
Tastless, thoughtless, irresponsible, inconsiderate............................................ Why go to Paris to celebrate your birthday??????????
Don't know if the French have the same rules as the UK but our police do not need a complaint to be made before acting. I would have thought a decent report would have had details of the driver, was it a French registered car? Could the driver be a pool one from a hotel? more questions than answers.
Disgusting ,pictures of her laughing in the car as if its just a big joke .Especially after France has just had a gun tragedy.Obnoxious hooray henrys are a law to themselves.Would have been different if it was you or i. Shows what clueless muppets they are.I bet the herbert with the gun was a toff and will be let off.This makes you sick.
Completely agree with you Lee
Another classic non story to rile the masses
Very lucky people they could have been shot,they should at least be taken before the French police and warned of their conduct, ambassidors for the uk lol
Well put it this way...next time she is in Paris i'd advise her to stay out of any road tunnels.