Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Doherty sent to jail for 14 weeks

Doherty sent to jail for 14 weeks
Troubled Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty was finally sent to jail today for breaking his probation order.

He was taken from West London Magistrates'
Court and locked up for 14 weeks following a 30 minute hearing this afternoon.
Doherty was jailed for 'his breach of time keeping, non compliance of his order and using different drugs', a spokesperson from the court confirmed.

Back in October, Judge Davinder Lachar cleared Doherty from the remainder of a drug control order but handed him his suspended jail sentence for drug and motoring offences.

The 29-year-old was given a four-month custodial sentence, suspended for two years.

On that occasion he handed an 18-month supervision order and a 12-month drug rehabilitation order.

Lachar ordered he pay a £400 fine for an driving without insurance and a £75 fine for having no MOT certificate.

Commenting on his sentence, an EMI spokesman said: 'Unfortunately Peter has had to postpone his show at the Royal Albert Hall on April 26th.

'The show is due to be rescheduled and all tickets will be valid for the new date once it has been announced.

'Peter was very much looking forward to the show and would like to offer his sincerest apologies to all his fans and to all those concerned.'