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Doherty sentencing is adjourned
Pete Doherty
Doherty is the lead singer of Babyshambles
The sentencing of musician Pete Doherty has been adjourned after he failed to appear in court due to receiving treatment at a rehabiliation clinic.

The hearing will now take place on 2 October after West London Magistrates Court was told he was unable to attend.

In July, the Babyshambles frontman pleaded guilty driving illegally while in possession of crack cocaine, heroin, ketamine and cannabis.

Doherty was warned that he could face a jail term for the offences.

Judge Davinder Lachlar said in August that he would consider the matter for a number of weeks to "assess his motivation".

"What I have in mind is a community order or prison. If he does not show his motivation, it's prison - it's as simple as that," he said.

On 21 August, further charges against Doherty relating to him breaking the terms of his bail conditions were dropped by a court.

He was held by police in east London after performing at the V Festival, but the 24-hour limit for bringing the charges to court was exceeded.

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