Pete Doherty arrested in Paris for allegedly buying cocaine

Libertines frontman was detained on Thursday night after police stopped a drugs transaction in Pigalle district

Paris authorities report that British singer Pete Doherty has been arrested in Paris for allegedly buying cocaine.

The Paris prosecutor’s office said the 40-year-old Libertines and Babyshambles frontman was placed in detention on Thursday night after being stopped by police during a drugs transaction.

The office would not comment on French media reports that Doherty was carrying two grams of cocaine and was arrested in Pigalle, an area known for its late-night bars. The Guardian has contacted representatives of Doherty for comment.

Since rising to fame in the 2000s, Doherty, the former boyfriend of model Kate Moss, has been repeatedly arrested for drug offences.

The reunited Libertines are preparing for a tour of Europe that starts on 18 November in Brussels. The band has not yet issued information as to whether Doherty’s arrest will affect the forthcoming concerts.


Laura Snapes and agencies

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