Arrest warrant issued for Libertines frontman Pete Doherty, 40, after he failed to appear in court

Court issues arrest warrant for Libertines frontman Pete Doherty, 40, after he failed to appeal before magistrates for riding an electric motorbike while disqualified

  • Musician was due to enter pleas to two charges at Margate Magistrates’ Court 
  • He was stopped by police at 1.40am while riding electric motorbike in Kent 
  • Singer is accused of driving while banned and without insurance 

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Libertines frontman Pete Doherty after he failed to appear in court yesterday.  

The 40-year-old musician was due before magistrates in Margate charged with driving while disqualified. 

Doherty was due to enter pleas to two charges relating to alleged offences in October last year, when he was stopped by police at 1.40am while riding an electric motorbike in Margate, Kent.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Libertines frontman Pete Doherty (pictured outside a court in Paris last November) after he failed to appear in court yesterday

The 40-year-old musician (pictured leaving a court in Paris with his friend Katia De Vidas) was due before magistrates in Margate charged with driving while disqualified

The 40-year-old musician (pictured leaving a court in Paris with his friend Katia De Vidas) was due before magistrates in Margate charged with driving while disqualified

The Can’t Stand Me Now singer is known for his lateness and no-shows at gigs.

He is accused of driving while banned and without insurance.

The former Babyshambles rocker, who lives in Eastern Esplanade in the Kent town, had been given a six-month disqualification last October after he was caught speeding four times in three weeks.

On that occasion, at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court, he was ordered to pay £9,228 and he was heard to have muttered ‘ouch’ at the fine.

He blamed a broken dashboard light and claimed he could not see how fast he was driving each time he flashed by the speed cameras.

The artwork is believed to date to about 2005, when Pete Doherty and Kate Moss were a couple

Auctioneer Briony Harford holds up the bizarre artwork

The portrait (above) Pete Doherty drew of himself and Kate Moss using crayons and his own blood. Pictured left: auctioneer Briony Harford holds up the bizarre artwork

Pete Doherty's previous work, Ladylike, which he collaborated with Amy Winehouse who helped create the portrait with her own blood. It sold in 2012 for £35,000

Pete Doherty’s previous work, Ladylike, which he collaborated with Amy Winehouse who helped create the portrait with her own blood. It sold in 2012 for £35,000

A picture Doherty drew himself of him and his former partner Kate Moss using crayons and his own blood from 2005 was recently put on sale for £5,000. 

For one of Doherty’s previous works, Ladylike, he collaborated with Amy Winehouse, who helped create the self-portrait with her own blood.

The artwork sold for £35,000 in Doherty’s exhibition ‘On Blood: A Portrait of the Artist’ at the Cob Gallery, London, in 2012.   

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