Pete Doherty out on bail

The Babyshambles man is released following arrest

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Pete Doherty has been released on bail following his arrest yesterday on suspicion of possessing class A drugs.

The Babyshambles singer and a 21-year-old man were held by police overnight after they were arrested in east London by plain clothes officers.

The incident happened just a few hours after Doherty was sentenced for admitting seven charges for possession of drugs at Thames Magistrates Court.

Doherty had been given a community order with two years supervision and 18 months drug rehabilitation, plus he was banned from driving for six months.

The two men were stopped in a car three hours after the court appearance, with a Metropolitan Police spokesperson saying: "At 14.10 this afternoon two men, one aged 27 the other 21, were arrested after a vehicle was stopped in Roman Road, E2, by plain clothes officers in an unmarked police car on routine patrol.

"They were arrested for what was believed to be class A drugs with intent to supply and both men are currently being held in a east London police station. The older man was the passenger the younger the driver."

Doherty and the 21-year-old man have been bailed until next month pending further police inquiries.

The singer is already serving a 12-month community order that dates from his appearance at Ealing Magistrates Court in February after he pleaded guilty to a different set of drug-related charges.

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