Pete Doherty arrested after V Festival

LONDON Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:09pm BST

Pete Doherty at West London Magistrates Court, where he is due to be sentenced for drug charges and driving charges, London August 7, 2007. Doherty was arrested early on Monday on suspicion of drugs possession, a police source said. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Pete Doherty at West London Magistrates Court, where he is due to be sentenced for drug charges and driving charges, London August 7, 2007. Doherty was arrested early on Monday on suspicion of drugs possession, a police source said.

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LONDON (Reuters) - Singer Pete Doherty was arrested early on Monday on suspicion of drugs possession, a police source said.

Doherty, 28, was arrested with two others, a man and a woman, after being stopped in a car in Tower Hamlets in east London.

The troubled singer, who has had an on-off relationship with supermodel Kate Moss, had been performing with his band Babyshambles at the V Festival in Staffordshire late on Sunday.

All three were taken to an east London police station where they remain in custody.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "At 2:30 a.m. officers in Tower Hamlets arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of possessing drugs."

Doherty was warned by a magistrate earlier this month he faced a prison sentence if he failed to demonstrate he was trying to kick his drugs habit.

The singer pleaded guilty in July to possessing crack cocaine, heroin, cannabis and ketamine.

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