Pete Doherty released

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 May 2008

Pete Doherty released

Pete Doherty will be released from jail on Tuesday (06.05.08).

The troubled rocker looks set to serve just 29 days of his 14-week sentence, despite reportedly being caught smoking heroin while in the detox unit of the jail.

He was originally sent to London's Wormwood Scrubs prison for failing to take court-ordered drug tests.

Doherty is said to be planning a marathon drinking session to celebrate his release.

A friend of the Babyshambles musician told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "He's planning to go straight to play a show - and then get smashed. He wants no business appointments for three days - so he can really go for it."

The 29-year-old frontman will have his sentence halved and a further 18 days deducted as part of a scheme to cut down on overcrowding in prisons. He also gets two days off for time spent in police custody.

British politician Anne Widdecombe said: "Nobody should be released that early."

Doherty had to postpone a gig at London's Royal Albert Hall because of his incarceration, but he is now expected to perform with his band at this summer's Glastonbury festival.

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