Doherty begins jail sentence

Singer Pete Doherty is today beginning a 14-week jail sentence for drug offences.

Singer Pete Doherty is today beginning a 14-week jail sentence for drug offences.

The 29-year-old breached the terms of a probation order and was jailed yesterday.

The Babyshambles singer was stopped by police in Kensington, west London, in May last year and found with class A drugs

The following October, he pleaded guilty to possession of crack cocaine, heroin, ketamine and cannabis, and admitted various driving offences.

He was given a four-month jail sentence suspended for two years.

The hearing took place at West London Magistrates’ Court in front of District Judge Davinder Lachhar, who deferred Doherty’s prison sentence in October.

The judge said the singer was to be punished for his breach of time-keeping, missing appointments with probation officers and using different drugs.

Doherty’s solicitor Sean Curran said his client would not be appealing.

His management company has been forced to postpone a planned concert at the Royal Albert Hall, due to take place later this month.

If Doherty serves his full term in jail he will also miss out on a date at Glastonbury festival at the end of June.

In September 2003, Doherty was given a six-month jail sentence after admitting burgling the home of his former Libertines bandmate Carl Barat.

The singer broke into the London flat after being asked to leave the group because of his drug habit.

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