Pete Doherty to be sentenced

The Babyshambles singer is in court today

Pete Doherty is to be sentenced today (April 20) after pleading guilty to charges of possessing heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis.

The Babyshambles singer is due to appear at London’s Thames Magistrates’ Court to face a district judge, who has warned Doherty that she will consider “all options” for sentencing, including the possibility of jail time.

As previously reported, the frontman pleaded guilty to seven counts of drug possession at a court hearing last month (March 23).


Doherty is already on probation for previous drug offences, and is subject to a rehabilitation order.

During the hearing, the singer was accused of possessing 0.406gm of heroin, 0.776gm of crack cocaine, 0.332gm of cannabis resin and 5.94gm of cannabis at the time he was arrested in Riverside Close, Clapton, east London on December 18.

He was then accused of carrying 3.103gm of heroin, 3.664gm of crack cocaine and 2.503gm of cannabis when he was arrested in the nearby Dunlace Road on January 14.

Following the hearing, a fracas occurred outside of the courtroom as Doherty was leaving, which allegedly resulted in a BBC Radio 1 reporter having a microphone kicked out of her hand by the singer.

He had just climbed the wall outside of Thames Magistrates’ Court when the incident occurred.

Doherty is due to attend another hearing on May 12 after he failed to turn up in court last week (April 12) for a review of his community service order for a seperate set of drugs convictions.


The singer had been delayed in France following a gig.

Keep checking NME.COM for the latest news on Doherty’s court appearance today.


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