Pete Doherty Gets 14 Weeks In Jail

Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty was jailed today (April 8) for 14 weeks for breaching terms of his probation, his record label said.

Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty was jailed today (April 8) for 14 weeks for breaching terms of his probation, his record label said.

Adrian Hunter, Doherty's manager, said that there were "numerous reasons" the singer/songwriter had been jailed. "One of them was his latecoming at probation hearings," he told Reuters.

Doherty has been in and out of court in recent months in connection with his well-publicized battle with drug abuse. Today's sentence was handed down at the West London Magistrate's Court.

Asked whether Doherty would appeal the decision, Hunter said, "That is in the hands of the lawyers at the moment. I can't comment on that."

Parlophone Records said Doherty's show at the Royal Albert Hall scheduled for April 26 would have to be postponed.

Doherty will also miss a planned appearance at the "Love Music Hate Racism" event in London the following day. The artist is also due to play at the Glastonbury festival in late June, but "we'll have to look at that nearer the time," Hunter said.


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