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Rock singer Doherty in new arrest
Pete Doherty
Pete Doherty was arrested in east London
Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty has been arrested in east London on suspicion of drugs possession only hours after a court appearance.

The singer, 27, was held with another man by plain clothes officers in Roman Road, London E2, on Thursday afternoon.

Scotland Yard said two men were in custody on suspicion of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.

Doherty earlier admitted seven charges of possessing drugs when he appeared before magistrates in east London.

He was given a community order with two years supervision and 18 months drug rehabilitation and was also banned from driving for six months.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "A 27-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were arrested after a vehicle was stopped in Roman Road, E2, by plain clothed officers who were carrying out a patrol in an unmarked police car.

"They were arrested on suspicion of possessing what was believed to be class A drugs with the intent to supply."

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