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Moss's lover detained in drugs swoop

Pete Doherty, the drug-addicted rock musician boyfriend of supermodel Kate Moss, was released on Sunday after being arrested following a raid on his tour bus.

india Updated: Oct 03, 2005 17:51 IST
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Pete Doherty, the drug-addicted rock musician boyfriend of supermodel Kate Moss, was released onSunday after being arrested following a raid on his tour bus, the singer told journalists.

Doherty said the arrest was "some sort of mistake," and insisted that he was not using drugs on his current tour.

He said police had confused a patch designed to get him off drugs with real narcotics.

"It's for an implant and they thought it was 'hard stuff'," he said.

Police in Shrewsbury, a town in central England, said they had carried out searches at one address and two coaches and detained "a number of people" in a major operation involving police dogs and forensic teams.

Doherty's band, Babyshambles, played a concert in Shrewsbury on Saturday night.

Doherty, a 25-year-old self-confessed user of heroin, crack cocaine and other drugs, has been dating Moss for some months.

The supermodel, 31, has lost a series of big-name clients in recent weeks following newspaper allegations she was a cocaine user. Moss has since checked into a US clinic.

Britain's newspapers have found the relationship between the fashion icon and her infamously scruffy and disorganised beau a source of seemingly endless fascination.

Doherty is British rock music's current notorious bad boy, having been kicked out his previous group for persistent substance abuse, even serving a brief jail term for burgling a band mates's apartment to raise drug money.

First Published: Oct 03, 2005 17:51 IST