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Doherty misses court appearance
Pete Doherty
The court heard Doherty was delayed after a gig in Paris
Singer Pete Doherty has failed to turn up to court for a review of his drug rehabilitation after being delayed following a concert in France.

The Babyshambles star, 26, was stuck in Paris where the band was playing on Tuesday, Thames Magistrates Court in east London was told.

Doherty was given a 12-month community order for drug possession in February.

His case was adjourned until 12 May. He is due back in the same court on 20 April over other drugs-related charges.


He admitted to separate drugs charges in March.

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

Police officers were on guard at the court in case there was a repetition of the scuffles that erupted during Doherty's last appearance.

Fans, including one who played a guitar in honour of the star, waited in vain for him to arrive.

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