British rock star on drugs charge after woman's overdose

28th September 2010, Comments 0 comments

Babyshambles star Pete Doherty was charged Tuesday with possession of cocaine after a female filmmaker died from a suspected overdose in January, Scotland Yard said Tuesday.

The 31-year-old singer and former lover of supermodel Kate Moss was one of four people arrested following the death of Robyn Whitehead, 27.

Doherty was charged on Tuesday after answering bail at a London police station and will appear in court with two other men on October 18, a Scotland Yard statement said.

Whitehead was filming a documentary about the singer when she died.

She was a member of Britain's wealthy Goldsmith family and a cousin of Jemima Khan, the ex-wife of Pakistani politician and cricket legend Imran Khan.

Doherty has had recurring problems with drugs, alcohol and driving offences and has already served time in prison. In January he was fined for possession of heroin.

In August he performed a comeback gig in London with his old band The Libertines, their first concert in six years after they split up over Doherty's erratic behaviour.

© 2010 AFP

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