Pete Doherty arrested in Paris for second time as he celebrates release from custody

Katie ArcherContributor
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Pete Doherty has been arrested in Paris for a second time – while celebrating his release from custody after his first arrest last week.

The Libertines and Babyshambles frontman had spent two days in custody in Paris after allegedly being caught attempting to buy cocaine in the city’s Pigalle district.

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But when he was freed by police, Doherty apparently landed straight back in trouble with the law during a boozy celebration.

The singer, 40, reportedly went out on Sunday night wearing his pyjamas to toast his liberation, and was allegedly seen fighting a 19-year-old man in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district.

Doherty is due to begin a Libertines tour this weekend (Getty)
Doherty is due to begin a Libertines tour this weekend (Getty)

The man is said to have filed a police complaint against Doherty, who now faces a charge of “violence by a person in a state of drunkenness”.

Doherty’s lawyer Arash Derambarsh told MailOnline: “[He wanted to] go and celebrate his liberation in a bar near him. He drank and people made him drink.”

The singer apparently faces a fine of the equivalent of £4,300 for his first arrest in Paris, for which he is said to have been found by police carrying two grams of cocaine, although his sentence still needs to be approved by a judge.

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The star has previously pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine, heroine, cannabis and ketamine.

In January, Doherty was arrested in the UK and held for questioning for 48 hours, although drug possession and driving-related charges were later dropped.

He is due to begin a European tour with The Libertines in Luxembourg on Sunday. His reps told The Guardian that his two arrests in Paris should not affect the tour schedule.

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