Babyshambles man was arrested on a British Airways flight

Pete Doherty was arrested after an alleged drugs bust on a flight on Friday (June 5).

The singer was detained in Geneva after being found slumped in a bathroom on board a British Airways plane, according to the Sunday Mail.

The newspaper reported a hypodermic needle was found at the scene and wrapped in tissue by airline staff.

The Babyshambles man was fined by police and then allowed him to go free and play at the Neuchatel Open Air festival.

“Swiss police met BA730 from Heathrow to Geneva on Friday and a man was arrested,” a British Airways spokesperson told the newspaper.

A Geneva police spokesman told The Sun: “We were contacted by the captain of a BA flight and a passenger was controlled by police. He was charged — but I cannot say what with. He paid a fine and was allowed to go.”

Pete Doherty went on to play a gig at Camden Underworld on Saturday (June 6) as part of the Camden Rocks festival.