The Babyshambles singer is stopped by police in London

Pete Doherty was arrested in the early hours of this morning on suspicion of possessing Class A drugs (January 26).

The Babyshambles singer was driving around the E2 area of London when he was pulled over by police at 5.40am.

A spokesperson from the Metropolitan Police told NME.COM: “Officers stopped a vehicle in Laburnum Street, E2, due to the erratic manner in which in was being driven. Substances were recovered from the driver, a 26 year-old male, who was arrested for alleged possession of Class A drugs. He was taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody.”

Doherty has since been released.

Babyshambles were due to play at the Leeds Cockpit last night, but Doherty did not show.

The band are due to continue their UK tour tonight at Newcastle University (January 26).