Pete Doherty jailed over cocaine after heiress’s Hackney death

Shamed rock star Pete Doherty has been jailed for six months after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine following the death of an heiress in Hackney.

The Libertines frontman, 32, was charged following a police investigation into the death of Robin Whitehead from a suspected drug overdose in a flat in Daubeney 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.

Doherty, of Durley, Wiltshire, had been due to perform a concert in Scotland Friday evening.

He has twice been jailed after admitting drugs offences.