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Rock star Doherty due in court on drug charges

ROCK star Pete Doherty is due in London's Thames Magistrates' Court today charged with possessing cocaine.

The Babyshambles frontman was arrested after police investigated the suspected overdose death of heiress Robin Whitehead. Doherty, who has battled with drugs, said he was "shocked and saddened" by her death on January 24 last year.

The 27-year-old filmmaker spent the last 10 days of her life making a documentary entitled 'The Road To Albion', focused on his former band, The Libertines.

Miss Whitehead, also known as Robyn, was the granddaughter of the late Teddy Goldsmith, founder of 'The Ecologist' magazine, and the daughter of Dido Whitehead, a cousin of Jemima Khan and Zac Goldsmith, and 1960s filmmaker Peter Whitehead.

Irish Independent