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Tuesday 28 February 2017

Musician Doherty jailed over cocaine

Dean Gray

Musician Pete Doherty was jailed for six months yesterday after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine.

The 32-year-old was arrested in January last year by police investigating the suspected overdose death of heiress Robyn Whitehead.

The controversial singer from north London has twice been jailed before and has repeatedly admitted possession of class A substances.

Doherty leaned forward in his seat as he was sentenced at east London's Snaresbrook Crown Court but did not show any emotion as he was sentenced for the single count.

Judge David Radford said he had an "appalling record" of committing offences, having already made 13 other court appearances.

Peter Wolfe (42) who had pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of cocaine and one count of supplying cocaine to Miss Whitehead, was sentenced to a total of 12 months in prison.

Miss Whitehead (27) spent the last 10 days of her life creating a documentary about Doherty.

Toxicology reports found she had a combination of cocaine and heroin in her body and had died of heroin poisoning.

When police arrived at the address they seized a crack pipe along with other drug paraphernalia along with the video footage that Miss Whitehead had taken.

Irish Independent

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