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Doherty charged over having cocaine

Rock star Pete Doherty has been accused of possessing cocaine after police investigated the suspected overdose death of heiress Robin Whitehead.

The 31-year-old Babyshambles star was charged with holding the class A substance when he answered bail at a central London police station.

He was one of four people arrested after the 27-year-old film-maker died from a suspected overdose on January 24.

It has been claimed the star attended a party the previous night at a flat in Hackney, east London.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the star will appear at Thames Magistrates' Court alongside two other men on October 18.

Two of Doherty's close friends were also charged with drugs offences.

Peter Wolfe, 42, of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, who was staying in the flat where Miss Whitehead died, was charged with supplying cocaine.

Musician Alan Wass, 29, of Latimer Road, west London, was charged with cocaine possession.

Miss Whitehead, known as Robyn, had spent the last 10 days of her life filming a documentary about the singer who has battled with drugs.

She was the granddaughter of the late Teddy Goldsmith, founder of The Ecologist magazine.

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