Rock Singer Spends Fourth Night in Jail

By | February 8, 2005 at 12:00 AM

London – Rock star Pete Doherty has spent a fourth night in jail after he was imprisoned following charges of robbery and blackmail.

The ex-Libertines singer would have been released on 150,000 pounds bail last Friday but he failed to come up with the money in time and a court sent him to prison.

Nothing happened Monday, but Tuesday morning a media pack collected outside Pentonville prison in north London amid expectations Doherty will be released when the bail money is paid.

Doherty, 25, was arrested last week after police were called to an upmarket hotel in trendy Clerkenwell following reports of a man being assaulted.

A 30-year-old man was taken to hospital with facial injuries, which were not serious.

Doherty’s open addiction to crack cocaine and recent pairing with supermodel Kate Moss have made him a figure of fascination for the media.

He left the Libertines in June 2004 and now leads the band Babyshambles, which received a Best Live Band nomination at the New Musical Express (NME) Awards announced last week.

The NME nomination means he will go head-to-head with his old band, which he quit after failing to tackle his drug problems and falling out with band-mate Carl Barat.

Doherty, who topped the NME “cool list” in 2004 with Barat, was jailed in 2003 for six months for burgling Barat’s flat and was last year given a four-month suspended sentence for possessing a flick knife.

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