Pete Doherty jailed for six months for cocaine possession

Libertines man sentenced after pleading guilty to crime

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Pete Doherty has been sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to cocaine possession.

The Libertines man appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court in his hometown London today (May 20) to hear his sentence, reports the Press Association. The verdict came after a police investigation into the death of his friend, filmmaker Robin Whitehead in 2010.

Judge David Radford, sentencing Doherty said: "From what I have heard and what I have read there is no doubt that you are a talented and successful musician. However, you have an appalling record of committed offences of the kind for which you fall to be sentenced today."



Also sentenced today was Doherty's 'For Lovers' collaborator Wolfman, aka Peter Wolfe. He was handed a one-year jail term.

This is the third time Doherty has been jailed. In 2003 he was sent to prison for burgling his Libertines bandmate Carl Barat's flat then in 2008 he was jailed for breaching probation rules.

The singer recently wrote a blog in which he claimed he had not supplied Whitehead with drugs despite her living with him. He also tried to distance himself further from the 2006 death of Mark Blanco in the blog.

He had been due to play a solo gig at the Glasgow Barrowlands venue tonight.

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