Doherty to be released early

Doherty to be released early

Troubled rocker Pete Doherty has been granted early release from prison - he will walk free on Tuesday.

The Babyshambles frontman was jailed for 14 weeks last month for "breach of time-keeping, non-compliance of his order and using different drugs".

However, the star is now set to be released after serving just 28 days of his sentence - which has been halved and a further 18 days deducted as part of a scheme introduced last summer to ease prison overcrowding.

He also gets another two days taken off for time spent in police custody.

Doherty was forced to postpone a solo show at London's Royal Albert Hall on April 28 and scrap his appearance at the Love Music Hate Racism benefit in the British capital on April 27.

However, his release means his planned performance at Britain's famous Glastonbury Festival in June should go ahead as planned.

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