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Louis Tomlinson’s hearing over LAX airport brawl delayed


‘Prosecutors are still reviewing the case’: Louis Tomlinson faces longer wait to learn if he’ll be charged for airport brawl as hearing is pushed back by weeks

Louis Tomlinson faces a longer wait to find out if he’ll be charged over an airport altercation earlier this month.

The One Direction singer was arrested for allegedly attacking paparazzo Karl Larsen – who claims he was knocked unconscious in the row – before becoming involved in a brawl between his girlfriend Eleanor Calder and onlooker Ana Berra Herrera.

A subsequent hearing on whether he will be charged, which was due to take place at a Los Angeles courthouse on Wednesday, has now been pushed back by weeks.

Scroll down for video  A spokesman for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office said: ‘A filing decision will not be made today. Our prosecutors are still reviewing the case.’

MailOnline has contacted a representative for Louis Tomlinson for comment.The Just Hold On hitmaker’s lawyers previously insisted the singer had been provoked in the altercation, which took place at Los Angeles International Airport.

Lawyer Martin Singer said: ‘The paparazzi provoked and caused the altercation that occurred with Louis at the airport. This is not the first or last time that a paparazzi has created an altercation with a celebrity.

‘While the altercation was going on with the paparazzi, three other individuals were attacking his girlfriend during this incident and he came to her defence.’

A previously-leaked arrest report mentioned that father-of-one Louis was observed to have ‘fresh abrasions’ on both his hands following the row.

It stated: ‘Susp Tomlinson grabbed vict. Larsen’s leg and caused him to fall backward, then struck vict. Becerra in the eye.’ (sic)

LAPD Officer Tran wrote: ‘I asked Susp. Tomlinson if he recalled ever making any physical contact with Becerra Herrera.

‘Tomlinson stated that he placed his hands on Becerra Herrera and in a pushing motion, pushed Becerra Herrera off of Calder and grabbed Calder to pull her away from Becerra Herrera.

‘Officer Chen asked Tomlinson if he recalled sweeping Larsen’s legs causing him to fall to the ground.

‘Tomlinson said: “I may have taken him down, I’m not sure, but I remember we both fell to the floor.” While interviewing Tomlinson, we observed fresh abrasions on Tomlinson’s both hand knuckles.’


Extended wait: Louis Tomlinson will have to wait to hear if he’ll be charged for his airport brawl earlier this month, after his hearing, originally scheduled for Wednesday, was postponed b-error

Row: He was arrested on suspicion of battery over allegations that he attacked photographer Karl Larsen and passenger Ana Becerra Herrera at Los Angeles International Airport b-error

Girlfriend: The One Direction star was travelling with his girlfriend Eleanor Calder at the time

Reunited and it feels so good: The pair reunited after his mother’s cancer death late last year

Marks: Arresting officers observed that the singer had fresh abrasions on both of his knuckles

The lads: Louis – along with (l-r) Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Niall Horan – is a member of chart-topping boy band One Direction

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4364344/Louis-Tomlinson-s-hearing-LAX-airport-brawl-delayed.html