Friday, 27 May 2011

Doherty jailed for six months

Babyshambles frontman and ex-Libertine Peter Doherty has been jailed for six months in relation to the cocaine possession charges that followed the death of his friend Robin Whitehead last year. Whitehead had been making a film about Doherty when she died of an overdose. Doherty was initially accused of supplying the drugs that killed Whitehead, although this was subsequently changed to a charge of being in possession of cocaine. Judge David Radford sitting at Snaresbrook Crown Court said the singer had an "appalling record" with regards to illegal drug use and possession, and that a custodial sentence was therefore justified. The jail time means cancellations in Doherty's touring plans.

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