The estranged Libertines star fails to turn up to face a charge of possession of an offensive weapon...

Libertines guitarist PETE DOHERTY has failed to turn up for a court appearance this morning.

Doherty was due to make an appearance at Thames Magistrates Court this morning (August 10), where he’s facing a charge of possession of an offensive weapon.

A spokesperson for the singer told NME.COM: “Unfortunately Pete was unable to turn up for court today, he has a severe case of gastroenteritis. The case has been postponed for a week.”

Pete’s bail has been extended and he’s been ordered to appear at the same court on August 17.