HAPPY MONDAYS star BEZ has slammed British rockers The Libertines for handing their troubled former frontman Pete Doherty over to the police when he robbed bandmate Carl Barat's flat in 2003.

Bez, who recently shot to mainstream fame in his native Britain after winning reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother, is disgusted by The Libertines' treatment of then-drug addict Doherty.

He blasts, "The Libertines were f**king grasses. His band should have stuck by him, instead they f**ked him, which makes them a bunch of horrible c**ts."

08/03/2005 14:37