Pippa Middleton could be getting off lightly after the weekend's scandal that saw her riding in a car alongside a man apparently brandishing a gun. Middleton was in Paris, France and was taking a ride with three other men in a convertible Audi around the city when snappers clearly caught the driver holding what looked to be a hand gun. The punishment for this in France could be a jail sentence of seven years if the firearm is real, or two years if fake. Yet apparently no charge can be followed through on unless there is a complaint about the photographs.
"We don't know the circumstances in which these photographs were taken," a source told the Press Association "But we cannot launch an inquiry based simply on photographs that have appeared online and in the press. To launch an investigation, it would be necessary for there to have been a complaint or something would need to have presented itself to police.