Babyshambles’ Mick Whitnall arrested

The guitarist was taken into custody for suspected drug offences

Babyshambles guitarist Mick Whitnall was arrested yesterday (October 12) for suspected drug offences in Blackheath, London.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police told NME.COM that a 39 year-old man was arrested at 4:20pm (BST) in a café/bar on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs thought to be crack cocaine.

Following the arrest, officers went to his home in south east London where they recovered what are believed to be rocks of crack cocaine.

Whitnall was held in custody in a south London police station and was released on bail today (October 13).

He will have to return to the station in late November to answer possible charges relating to the offence pending further enquiries by the police.