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Doherty faces court on drug charge

Rock star Pete Doherty is due in court charged with possessing cocaine.

The Babyshambles frontman was arrested after police investigated the suspected overdose death of heiress Robin Whitehead.

Doherty, who has battled with drugs, said he was "shocked and saddened" by her death on January 24 last year.

The 27-year-old film-maker spent the last 10 days of her life making a documentary entitled The Road To Albion, focused on his former band, The Libertines.

Miss Whitehead, also known as Robyn, was the granddaughter of the late Teddy Goldsmith, founder of The Ecologist magazine, and the daughter of Dido Whitehead, a cousin of Jemima Khan and Zac Goldsmith, and Sixties film-maker Peter Whitehead.

Following Doherty's last court appearance, Miss Whitehead's half-sister Sian said: "All the family are still devastated about the death of Robin. A beautiful woman has died and the family are still very much in mourning."

Doherty, of Durley, Marlborough, in Wiltshire, is due to appear at London's Thames Magistrates' Court, charged alongside two friends.

Alan Wass, 29, of Latimer Road, west London, is also charged with cocaine possession.

Peter Wolfe, 42, of Heath Road, Boughton, Monchelsea, Maidstone, Kent, is accused of two counts of possession of cocaine and one count of supplying cocaine.

All three men are expected to deny the charges.

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