Pete Doherty arrested

Babyshambles’ leader detained by police in Shrewsbury

Pete Doherty was arrested in Shrewsbury last night (October 1).

Doherty was detained after drug squad officers raided the Shrewsbury Music Hall where Babyshambles had just played.

Police with sniffer dogs searched the venue and arrested a man and a women for the possession of class A drugs, 17 other individuals were searched in the overnight operation.

The woman has since been released without charge. The man who is believed to be Doherty, was taken to a police station in Telford and is expected to be interviewed this afternoon (October 2), BBC News Reports.

Two coaches were also searched in the town and suspected drugs were seized.

Commenting on the incident a West Mercia Police spokesperson said: “In the early hours of this morning officers stopped a mini bus in Shrewsbury town centre and detained a number of people for the purposes of a drugs search. Officers also attended one premises in Shrewsbury and detained a number of other individuals.”

Babyshambles‘ gig tonight (October 2) in Norwich at the University Of East Anglia has been postponed although a spokesperson for the band said it would be rescheduled “as soon as possible”.

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