Pete Doherty, the rock musician boyfriend of embattled supermodel Kate Moss, was detained by British police in a drug sweep, his spokesperson said yesterday (Oct. 2). “I know that he has been held overnight by police in Shrewsbury” in central England, said Tony Linkin, who didn’t know whether Doherty had been arrested or charged.
A West Mercia Police spokesperson refused to confirm whether the Babyshambles frontman was detained in a drug raid after the band’s concert at Shrewsbury Music Hall late Saturday.
Doherty, 26, has reportedly been in and out of drug rehab.
British newspapers reported last week that Moss checked into the Meadows rehab clinic outside Phoenix. Pictures of Moss, 31, apparently snorting cocaine in a London music studio were published in the Daily Mirror tabloid last month. She has since lost modeling contracts with H&M, Burberry and Chanel.
In a statement, the model said she is addressing her problems and takes “full responsibility” for her actions.
Babyshambles canceled last night’s sold-out show at the University of East Anglia. “I’ve been told that two of the band members aren’t available to play tonight,” said Nick Rayns, entertainment manager for the UEA Students Union.
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