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Breaking News: Pete Doherty Sentenced to 14 Weeks in Jail

Pete Doherty has been sentenced to 14 weeks in jail for violating his probation and using drugs.

He had been given a suspended sentence last October for possession of drugs and driving illegally, and he was meant to take part in a rehab programme and regularly visit court for progress reports.

A spokesperson for West London Magistrates Court — where Judge Davinder Lachar gave the sentence today — said the reason for the sentence was "breach of time keeping, non-compliance of his order and using different drugs".

Pete's spokesperson has told NME.com that the singer is looking into grounds for appeal.

The singer's 26th April solo show at the Royal Albert Hall will be postponed, but Pete's label Parlophone said:

"[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 all those concerned".

The 14-week sentence will also mean that Pete will not be able to play Glastonbury, which is taking place from 27-29 June.

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Underdog Underdog 8 years
Its news to me
creepupmytee creepupmytee 8 years
this is definitely not breaking news.
idawson idawson 8 years
no more late nights with wino i guess. maybe he will finally get the shower he so desperately needs whilst in there.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 8 years
Wow, he's actually getting some jail time this time?
tkoblondee tkoblondee 8 years
finally! :sick:
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
hasn't he been ordered to jail before, like a few times? i'll believe it when it happens. then will he do the 14 minute thing like here in the states? or will he be in what is basically a hotel room with bars and cheap room service? if so, let's see how long until someone is caught bringing him drugs inside. he is revolting to me. even if he wasn't a druggie he's just unattractive. what do these models see in him?
bushra bushra 8 years
finally, about time, etc! i hope it gives him the kick up the backside he badly needs!
Ginger Ginger 8 years
Finally. He's been mocking the law and partying away all this time. Maybe Amy Winehouse will get a wake-up call while the men closest to her are both in jail at the same time.
cubadog cubadog 8 years
Is any one really that shocked? He belonged in jail a long time ago. What a mess!
marybethrizalucy marybethrizalucy 8 years
IT IS ABOUT FUCKING TIME! I bet he is scared to death because he knows he is going to experience hell when he starts withdrawing.
tototee tototee 8 years
bout bl**dy time....
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