October 18, 2006 16:00

Pete Doherty’s rehab progress reviewed in court

Singer is moving house to help kick drugs

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Pete Doherty appeared at the Thames Magistrates Court in London today (October 18) for a review of his drug treatment.

The Babyshambles frontman has to attend court periodically after pleading guilty to drugs charges in August.

Doherty's defence counsel Bruce Clark said he believed the singer was getting clean, saying that he had even moved house to help with his rehabilitation.

“On the whole, progress is being made," said Clark. “He’s given up a lifestyle he’s been living in the East End, which is not the best place for him to be. There are alternatives for him, though. He is now living at an address outside of London.”

However the district judge, Jane McIvor, was not completly statisfied with Doherty's progress, explaining that: “Weekly appointments under the order had not been as successful as expected”.

The singer however insisted he is taking his rehab seriously, telling the court, “I’ve been going to NA (Narcotic Anonymous) meetings and seeing a counsellor separate from The Priory.”

Doherty will return to Thames Magistrates Court in January when his progress will be reviewed again, BBC NEWS reports.

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