Doherty back in court over drugs charges

By | Published on Monday 6 December 2010

Pete Doherty made a brief appearance in court last week to face drugs charges that stem from the previously reported death of filmmaker Robin Whitehead earlier this year. 

As previously reported, the Babyshambler was charged with cocaine possession after being arrested in March following Whitehead’s death in January. The filmmaker, heiress to the estate of Teddy Goldsmith, died, seemingly of on overdose, at the flat of Doherty collaborator Peter ‘Wolfman’ Wolfe. She had been making a documentary about Doherty before her death.  

Wolfe was charged with supplying crack cocaine, while Doherty and another friend were charged with possession. All three were in court for a hearing last week and, according to reports, indicated they intend to plead not guilty to the charges. The case was then adjourned until 14 Jan. 

According to the Mirror, Whitehead’s sister was in court and when she approached Doherty he kissed her on the cheek, and said: “I am really sorry about what happened to your sister”. The date of the inquest into the filmmaker’s death is still to be confirmed.