Pete Doherty in new drugs arrest

The Babyshambles man is stopped hours after court appearance

Pete Doherty has been arrested in east London this afternoon (April 20).

The Babyshambles singer was stopped by plain clothes police officers while travelling by car in the capital.

According to a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police: “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.”

The new arrest comes just hours after Doherty was sentenced for admitting seven charges for possession of drugs at Thames Magistrates Court.

As previously reported, Doherty was given community order with two years supervision and 18 months drug rehabilitation plus he was banned from driving for six months.

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