Pete Doherty Sent To Prison

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Mark Thomson

08th April 2008
At 17:40 GMT

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Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty has been jailed for 14 weeks after a judge ruled he'd violated the terms of his probation.

Judge Davinder Lachar handed the musician the sentence at West London Magistrates Court today.  A spokesperson for the court said that Doherty had been jailed for "breach of time keeping, non-compliance of his order and using different drugs".

It was widely reported that Doherty had missed one appointment with his probation team and been late for another.

It means Doherty will definitely miss his biggest solo show to date at the Royal Albert Hall in London on April 26th, while also leaving his scheduled Glastonbury appearance under threat.

Doherty's record label, Parlophone, said in a statement: "Peter was very much looking forward to the [Albert Hall] show and would like to offer his sincerest apologies to all his fans and to all those concerned."

Organisers have confirmed the show has been postponed, but all tickets for the original show, will be valid, once rearranged.

If Doherty is forced to serve his full 14-week sentence, he'll miss the Glastonbury Festival in June. However sources close to the singer state that an appeal is likely, and even if the appeal fails, the former Libertine could be eligible for early release.

Photo: Dale Harvey

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