Pete Doherty avoids jail by heading to rehab

Babyshambles singer's sentencing postponed again

Pete Doherty‘s sentencing for possessing class A drugs has been postponed from today (September 4).

The Babyshambles frontman was due at West London Magistrate’s Court this morning, but has had his hearing delayed until October 2.

According to his lawyer Sean Curran, the singer has voluntarily gone into rehab and is “trying his best” to quit drugs.

“I think he’s quite serious. He’s asked to go in and he’s still there so he’s trying,” Curran told The Mirror.

Doherty was due to be sentenced on the charges which date back from May, but the hearing has been delayed by judges twice already.

Meanwhile Doherty is finally set to make his musical return next week, as Babyshambles will give away a free seven-inch single featuring an acoustic version of new song ‘Delivery’ with next week’s issue of NME.

The record will be available with our issue which is on UK newsstands on September 11, but stay tuned to NME.COM for details on how to get hold of your copy.