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Doherty arrested for 'car theft'
Pete Doherty
Mr Doherty was previously the singer with the Libertines
Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a car and possessing class A drugs.

Mr Doherty, 26, and two men from Dundee - aged 18 and 19 - were detained by police in Birmingham on Monday evening.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said all three had been released on police bail "pending further enquiries".

The singer, whose band's hits include Albion, recently received a 12-month community service order after pleading guilty to drug possession.

He was ordered to attend a drug rehabilitation programme and warned he could face prison if he broke his community service order.

Babyshambles recently resumed a tour which was rescheduled after the singer was held in custody on drugs charges.

Health promise

Babyshambles had to cancel dates in Bristol, Glasgow, Newcastle and London following Mr Doherty's arrest in January.

Mr Doherty was held in Pentonville Prison in north London for 13 nights in January and sentenced at Ealing Magistrates Court earlier this month.

He subsequently vowed to "start a drug-free life" and told Channel 4 News that he was "not that much of a junkie anyway".

Mr Doherty became a tabloid regular during his relationship with model Kate Moss.

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