Charges that were brought against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd have reportedly been dropped due to “lack of evidence”.
The charges were brought against the musician on Thursday when he was reportedly accused of arranging to murder two people in New Zealand. The charges have subsequently been dropped due to lack of evidence.
It has been reported that Rudd was accused of hiring a hitman to kill two people and was also charged with possession of methamphetamine and cannabis. It is believed that he still faces charges for possession of the drugs and threatening to kill.
“I was advised by the Crown Solicitor, Hollister-Jones, that he had reviewed the police file and the available evidence to support the charge of attempting to procure murder,” said Queen’s Counsel, Paul Mabey. “He had formed the view that there was insufficient evidence to justify that charge.”
According to the New Zealand Herald, Hollister-Jones have confirmed that the charges have been dropped.
The 60-year-old was arrested on Thursday morning.