Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin allegedly clashed with a photographer on a popular tourist beach and will have to appear in an Australian court, according to newspaper reports. The British rock act

Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin allegedly clashed with a photographer on a popular tourist beach and will have to appear in an Australian court, according to newspaper reports. The British rock act was in Australia to play at a music festival in the northern New South Wales beach town of Byron Bay over the weekend.

The Daily Telegraph, a Sydney tabloid, reported that 47-year-old freelance photographer Jon Lister followed the singer to nearby Seven Mile beach Sunday where Martin, 26, went surfing. The frontman allegedly emerged from the water furious, demanding Lister erase the photos from his digital camera, Lister told the paper.

The incident allegedly resulted in the windshield of Lister's car being broken and the air let out from his tires.

Police refused to confirm the Coldplay singer's involvement. However, a police spokesperson said a 26-year-old Englishman had been given a notice to appear in Byron Bay Local Court on Oct. 8 to answer an allegation of malicious damage.

Coldplay plays Sydney tonight (July 21) and Auckland tomorrow.


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