Rock legend Sir Paul McCartney will escape charges over allegations he assaulted a paparazzi photographer last September (03).

The former beatle reportedly lost his temper with KEVIN WHEAL on a trip to see illusionist David Blaine during his ABOVE THE BELOW starvation stunt in London last September (03).

But despite Wheal's accusations that McCartney pushed him, hurled a torrent of foul-mouthed abuse and then broke his camera - the British Crown Prosecution Service has dropped the matter after a prolonged investigation.

McCartney is now preparing for a European tour this summer (04).

12/03/2004 13:58