Libertines Member Sentenced To Jail
The 24-year-old plead guilty to burglary at an earlier hearing at Horseferry Road Magistrates' Court in London.Pete Doherty, currently estranged from rising British rock act the Libertines, was sentenced to six months in jail yesterday (Sept. 8) after admitting to robbing a bandmate's home. The 24-year-old plead guilty to burglary at an earlier hearing at Horseferry Road Magistrates' Court in London.
Defense attorneys for Doherty, who stole instruments and hi-fi equipment from the home of vocalist/guitarist Carl Barat, yesterday asked for a community sentence to be imposed so the guitarist could seek treatment for his drug addiction. An appeal is expected.
The Libertines recently achieved a career-best No. 11 debut on the U.K. singles chart with the track "Don't Look Back Into the Sun" (Rough Trade). The group's debut album, "Up the Bracket" has sold about 100,000 units, according to a spokesperson.
Doherty was initially ousted in June from the band, who set off on a European tour without him. "My new songs are all I have, along with my liberty, and everything has to be just right from now on in," he wrote on the fan site Thelibertines.org. "I need to start singing my new songs, and I want to play with other people."