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'I'm no threat' says Pete Doherty
Pete Doherty
Doherty pleaded guilty to seven separate drugs charges

Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty says he is not a threat to society, just hours after he received a 12-month community order for drug possession.

Doherty, 26, told BBC Radio 1: "I'm not selling drugs to anyone's children, I'm not encouraging - and I never will encourage - anyone to take drugs."

The phone line went dead after he was asked "are you on anything right now?".

Ealing Magistrates in west London also ordered the singer to take part in a drug rehabilitation programme.

He was warned he could face jail if he breached the order.

Doherty had been held in custody since being arrested by plainclothes police officers in Whitechapel, east London, on 26 January.

He admitted seven charges of possessing illegal substances at three separate court appearances last month.

The year-long drug rehabilitation programme will require Doherty to attend a drug centre and undergo monthly check-ups.

Doherty shot to fame as lead singer of the Libertines and became a tabloid regular during his relationship with model Kate Moss.

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