Pete Doherty jailed

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  • Pete Doherty gets 14 weeks in jail

    It looks like Pete Doherty’s luck has finally run out – he was yesterday jailed for skipping rehab after repeatedly escaping jail sentences for drug offences.

    Pete had been ordered to take regular drug tests as part of a four-month sentence, suspended for two years. It was imposed last October after he admitted possession of crack cocaine, heroin, ketamine and cannabis.

    Since then, the singer has breached his probation conditions by missing two appointments, turning up late and being rude to staff.

    He was finally hauled before West London Magistrates court yesterday, where District Judge Davinder Lachhar slammed his ‘unacceptable behaviour’ and ‘mixed response’ to treatment.

    Last night, Doherty’s lawyer Sean Curran said: ‘Pete obviously didn’t want to go to prison but he was philosophical. He’s not an angel.

    ‘He accepts the order of the court. He’ll be back.’

    It is not the first time Pete has seen the inside of a prison – he was sent down for six months in 2003 for ransacking Libertine bandmate Carl Barat’s flat.

    He has since been remanded in custody over drugs but has managed to dodged any jail sentences –
    until now.

    His incarceration will mean the singer will miss one of the biggest performances of his life at the Royal Albert Hall. But his music company EMI said it would re-schedule the gig, and apologised to fans.

    The Babyshambles star reportedly threw his head back in despair upon hearing the sentence, and one pal revealed: ‘Pete will be devastated. He’ll be sobbing his eyes out. He’s absolutely terrified of prison.’

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