Doherty faces jail again over cocaine charge

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The Independent Online

Pete Doherty was warned yesterday he could face jail again after he pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine.

The Babyshambles singer, who is about to tour the UK and Ireland, was arrested in January last year by police investigating the suspected death by overdose of the heiress Robyn Whitehead, who died on 24 January 2010. The 27-year-old film-maker spent the last 10 days of her life making a documentary about the 32-year-old musician.

Doherty, of Marlborough, Wiltshire, said last year he was "shocked and saddened" by the death of Miss Whitehead, the granddaughter of the late Teddy Goldsmith, founder of The Ecologist magazine.

Doherty appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court, east London, where the judge said: "When someone constantly commits the same offence the law must be made very clear." Doherty was granted bail and ordered to return for sentencing on 20 May.