But Babyshambles man is the 'best he's been in five years'

Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty’s scheduled court appearance for sentencing has been adjourned until October 26.

The adjournment was the decision of the court and thought to be based on bureaucracy issues. It’s not based on any request from Doherty or his associates.

Doherty had been due to attend West London Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (October 2) for sentencing for drug offences. The singer was arrested in May for possession of Class A drugs.

District Judge Davinda Latchlar had previously said that she would make a decision on Doherty’s punishment based on a doctor’s report on how well he was responding to his drug detox programme.

Latchlar said that Doherty faces either a community order or prison, depending on the doctor’s report.

Speaking exclusively to NME.COM, one of Doherty’s managers, Andy Boyd, said that he expected Doherty to receive a lenient sentence on October 26, as he had been clean of drugs for six weeks.

“He’s the best I’ve seen him in five years,” Boyd said.

Check NME.COM on October 26 for the latest on Pete Doherty’s sentencing.