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Tuesday, 28 September 2010 13:46

Libertines' Pete Doherty Charged with PossessionBBC News reports that singer Pete Doherty has been charged with one count of possession of cocaine following an inquiry into the death of a documentary filmmaker.

Robin Whitehead, 27, a member of the Goldsmith family who was working on a documentary on the singer, was found dead in a flat in Hackney in January after a suspected overdose, and Doherty was arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs. He has now been charged with possession and remains on bail.

"The charges relate to an offence alleged to have taken place between 21 and 25 January," a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.

The 31-year-old Babyshambles frontman was one of four people questioned following Ms Whitehead's death from a suspected overdose.

Robin Whitehead, the granddaughter of the late Teddy Goldsmith, elder brother of the financier Sir James Goldsmith and founding editor and publisher of The Ecologist, was making a documentary, "The Road to Albion" on Mr Doherty's former band The Libertines. Miss Whitehead was found dead in January in Hackney, London.

Libertines' Pete Doherty Charged with PossessionPeter Wolfe, 42, of Bury St Edmunds, a friend, poet, and musician of the band Wolfman, was charged with possessing and supplying cocaine. Mr Wolfe faces two counts of possessing cocaine and one charge of supplying Class A drugs.

 

Doherty associate Alan Wass, 29, previously the lead singer and guitarist in a band called Lefthand, of west London, was charged with possession.

All three remain on bail and are due to appear at Thames Magistrates' Court on 18 October.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 September 2010 14:24
 

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After ten years and four albums, Coldplay has confirmed it is finally on the verge of releasing its first "concept" album. Whereas Viva La Vida explored the grander sweeping themes of love and war, frontman Chris Martin said the new album will be more intimate by comparison.

"It's from the point of view of two people who are a bit lost," Martin said. "Two like-minded outsiders who meet in a very difficult environment and therefore have a journey together."

Chris Martin and gutarist Jonny Buckland spoke to BBC News on Sunday.

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The record which is still untitled is being produced by Brian Eno and Marcus Dravs, who made the band's last album Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends.

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