Pete Doherty arrives at court

Babyshambles man is driven into face magistrates in police van

Pete Doherty has now arrived at West London Magistrates Court where he will face charges of breaching his bail this morning (August 22).

The Babyshambles singer arrived at 9.30am (BST) in a police van and made an “aggressive gesture” to the scrum of photographers who had gathered outside the Hammersmith court.

Doherty will now be taken to Court 2 after being arrested in the early hours of yesterday morning and being held overnight in an east London police station. District Judge Susan Williams will officiate, while Doherty‘s Babyshambles bandmates bassist Drew McConnell and drummer Adam Ficek are in the public gallery to support their singer.

The bassist told NME.COM that the band were “hoping he gets bail”.

The singer had been allowed to remain free ahead of his sentencing for drugs charges on September 4, and was able to play V Festival with Babyshambles at the weekend (Augsut 18-19), but now magistrates will review the situation.

Plus check out our Pete Doherty photo gallery now.

Meanwhile NME will be giving away a special seven-inch vinyl version of Babyshambles forthcoming single ‘Delivery’ absolutely free.

The acoustic version of the song will be given away with our issue that’s out on September 11 – a full week before the single’s official release (September 17).

Stay tuned to NME.COM in the coming weeks for details of how to get yours.