Doherty Faces More Drug Charges

Pete Doherty will be at London’s Thames Magistrates Court Oct. 18 to face charges of cocaine possession.

He and close friend Pete Wolfe were charged at an east London police station Sept. 28. Both were granted unconditional bail.

The charges came as a result of an investigation into the death of heiress and celebrity filmmaker Robin Whitehead, who had been working on a documentary about Doherty’s decadent lifestyle and his relationship with supermodel Kate Moss at the time of her death.

The body of the 27-year-old granddaughter of the late environmentalist Teddy Goldsmith was found in January at a Hackney flat that had been rented by Wolfe.

She had died of a suspected drug overdose Jan. 24. Police found her body and drug paraphernalia in the flat.

Wolfe has been charged with two counts of possession of cocaine and one of supplying the Class A drug.

Doherty visited the flat the day before and the day after Whitehead’s death. At the time it was claimed that he had not stayed at the flat but instead traveled to and from his home in Wiltshire. He was said to be “shocked and saddened” by the tragedy.

Doherty, who has more than 20 drug convictions, faces the possibility of being jailed if he is convicted of another.

Whitehead’s grandfather Teddy Goldsmith founded The Ecologist magazine. She was the daughter of ’60s filmmaker Peter Whitehead and Dido Goldsmith.

She was also the great-niece of the late financier Sir James Goldsmith and cousin of socialite Jemima Khan and Richmond Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith.