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.

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.”