Pete Doherty's manager arrested after hit-and-run

A MAN arrested by police in connection with a hit-and-run that left a pedestrian in a coma is the manager of controversial rock star Pete Doherty, it has emerged.

Anthony Bond

A MAN arrested by police in connection with a hit-and-run that left a pedestrian in a coma is the manager of controversial rock star Pete Doherty, it has emerged.

Andy Boyd, 42, was arrested by police last week on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop and perverting the course of justice.

It follows a hit-and-run in Hadleigh's Benton Street on Sunday September 27 which seriously injured 42-year-old Chris Corder.


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Mr Corder was out delivering church magazines for his 77-year-old mother when he was hit by a black Jaguar XJ6.

He was left for dead, lying in the road with extensive head injuries, two broken legs, a broken elbow, broken shoulder, broken ribs and a broken collarbone.

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The keen Ipswich Town fan, who his devastated family described as “kind-hearted”, was taken by air ambulance to The Royal London Hospital and was in a coma. He is still at the hospital but his condition is believed to have improved.

Police vowed recently to leave “no stone unturned” in its hunt for the driver and last week they arrested Mr Boyd.

His mother Barbara Boyd lives in Hadleigh and is known in the town for her charity work. When contacted by the EADT last nightshe declined to comment, saying she was too upset.

Mr Boyd co-founded Lazy Eye Management in 2005 and manages musician Mr Doherty and his band Babyshambles.

He first shot to fame as frontman in the band The Libertines, which formed in 2001.

In an interview given to the Daily Mail recently, Mr Boyd described Doherty as “the greatest songwriter of his generation”.

Barbara Boyd has regularly featured in the EADT through her charity work. In 2007 she organised a gospel concert in Hadleigh for the EADT's Make Each Day Count campaign for St Elizabeth Hospice.

Mr Boyd has been bailed to return to Bury St Edmunds police station on November 6.

The EADT was unable to contact Mr Boyd for comment yesterday.

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