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PETE DOHERTY has been granted bail after being charged with blackmail and robbery in the early hours of this morning.

Doherty made an appearance this afternoon at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court, alongside a second man Alan Wass. Both face the same charges.

After a brief hearing where the ex-Libertines spoke only to confirm his identity, Doherty was bailed to appear on February 21 by District Judge Dorothy Quick.