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Last Updated: Thursday, 9 October, 2003, 16:41 GMT 17:41 UK
Libertines reunite at freedom gig
The Libertines' Carl Barat (left) and Pete Doherty
Pete Doherty (right) admitted burgling Carl Barat (left)
A singer with rock band The Libertines was reunited with his group for a gig on Wednesday - just hours after being released from prison.

Pete Doherty was jailed for six months, cut to two on appeal, for breaking into bandmate Carl Barat's flat in July.

But the pair performed with the band at a 200-capacity venue in Kent on the day that Doherty went free.

"It was very emotional. It seemed last night that they are back together again," a band spokeswoman said.

Doherty admitted burgling Barat's flat "out of spite" after being asked to leave the group because of a drug addiction.

'World of good'

It was the band's first show together since Doherty failed to turn up for their European tour in May.

And it was the first meeting between Doherty, 24, and Barat since before the court case.

When Doherty's prison sentence was reduced from six months to two, his lawyer Richard Locke said he "had suddenly come into a bit of fame and money and clearly had a drug habit."

"He has impressed on me that the prison sentence has done him the world of good," continued Locke.

The Libertines' last single, Don't Look Back Into The Sun, reached number 11 in the UK chart.


SEE ALSO:
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