Druggie rocker Pete Doherty admits cocaine charge in court

Doherty and pal face sentencing in May

Junkie rock star Pete Doherty has pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine after his arrest over the investigation into the death of an heiress.

The Babyshambles frontman, 32, pleaded guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court today (Friday April 8) to one count of possession of cocaine while friend Peter Wolf, 42, pleaded guilty to supplying cocaine and two counts of posession of cocaine.

The former Libertines frontman was arrested after police investigated the suspected overdose of Robin Whitehead in a flat in Daubeny Road, Lower Clapton, in January last year.

Ms Whitehead, 27, who was the granddaughter of the late Teddy Goldsmith, a prominent environmentalist, had been filming a documentary on the singer.


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Both will be sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on May 20.

A third man, Alan Wass, 29, has pleaded not guilty to possesion of cocaine charges and will go for trial on July 11.

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