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Pete Doherty praised at latest drug hearing

Babyshambles man aiming for 'negative' test

Pete Doherty has been praised for his co-operation in his battle to beat drug addiction by a magistrates’ judge at his court review.

The Babyshambles singer attended a review of a drug treatment order at Thames Magistrates’ Court in east London today (April 18).

He was ordered to take part in a treatment programme after admitting drug possession charges in April 2006.

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Although Doherty turned up 30 minutes late for the hearing, Judge Jane McIvor reassured him that there is no obligation for him to appear in person.

The judge said: “The fact you’ve turned up shows co-operation – more than co-operation – and there is no risk of you breaching this order.”

Doherty assured the court: “I’m quite keen to show a negative test as soon as possible.”

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