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British rock star Doherty jailed for 14 weeks

world Updated: Apr 08, 2008 23:47 IST

Singer Pete Doherty was jailed for 14 weeks by a British court on Tuesday for breaching a probation order after a string of brushes with the law for drugs and driving offences.

Doherty, 29, best known for his bands Babyshambles and the Libertines as well as a past relationship with supermodel Kate Moss, said he had turned over a new leaf last year after being handed a suspended jail term.

But now he has been jailed by judge Davinder Lachar at West London Magistrates Court, reportedly after missing and turning up late for appointments with his probation team.

His record label Parlophone said he had put off a solo show at the Royal Albert Hall in London later this month.He is due to play the Glastonbury music festival in June but it was not immediately clear whether he would be out of jail in time.

Parlophone added in a statement on Tuesday Peter Doherty was sentenced to a total of 14 weeks in jail for being in breach of his probation order."

Doherty previously went to jail in 2004 for breaking into fellow Libertine Carl Barat's flat and stealing items including a guitar and computer after being kicked out of the band for drug use.