Co-owner of Pete Doherty's Rag & Bone shop: 'We don't sell cigarette butts'

Suzi Martin says reports are a 'joke that has gotten out of hand'

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The co-owner of Pete Doherty's new second-hand shop has denied selling cigarette butts smoked by Kate Moss, Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie and the former Libertine for £100 in the store.

The shop is called Doherty & Martin: The Rag & Bone Collection and is now open in Camden's Stables Market.

Earlier this week, Noisey reported that: "There's enough Libertines, Babyshambles and Doherty memorabilia in there to fill a ballroom. It sells almost nothing of worth, for prices that are extraordinary. There are cigarette butts for £100 and wrapping paper for double that."

Today, the shop's co-owner Suzi Martin denies that such items are on sale. "We don’t sell cigarette butts," Martin told NME. "There are ashtrays all over the shop with [Pete's] cigarettes in. It's like, if people want to pay 200 quid for that, we're not going to say no, but we're not selling them."

Doherty might be interested that it is against the law to smoke in a place of work in the UK.

Confusing matters, Doherty did say he intended to sell cigarette butts in his shop when speaking to NME earlier this year. He said: "I've got fag butts that belong to Bobby Gillespie, Kate Moss and Amy Winehouse, and I've got Christmas paper that [former Coventry City goalkeeper] Steve Ogrizovic sent to the guy from Black Sabbath. All kinds of shit, basically." Martin suggests this was a "joke that has gotten out of hand" thanks to the media.

The singer, Martin says, has been known to sleep in the store since its opening. “He locked himself in the other night to decorate a wall. He drops in and out between preparations for his tour and painting for his exhibition later on in the month." An exhibition of Doherty’s artwork opens on Camden High Street on August 27, while Babyshambles' forthcoming album 'Sequel To The Prequel' is released on September 2.

The band recently unveiled another track from the album, 'Picture Me In A Hospital', which you can listen to here.

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