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Pete Doherty arrested in Berlin

The Local · 7 Dec 2009, 14:16

Published: 07 Dec 2009 14:16 GMT+01:00

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The Saturday morning arrest came just a week after the 30-year-old was hauled off stage at a weekend music festival in Munich after he began singing the disused first verse of the German national anthem, which is often associated with the Nazis.

Doherty, the ex-boyfriend of model Kate Moss, was reportedly celebrating the end of his recent tour in Germany at the Kreuzberg district bar Trinkteufel, or “Drink Devil” just before 7 am with friends, the paper said.

“The three of them had just come from Wiener Straße. There they’d been tossed out of a bar,” Trinkteufel barkeeper “Banana” told the paper. “I almost threw Pete out too. He was drinking shots and constantly asking about cocaine.”

Not long after Doherty reportedly threw a glass out of the bar at the window of a Ford Fiesta, at which point a passerby called the police.

Police arrested Doherty and issued a ticket for property damage, releasing him some three hours later.

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The arrest is the latest in a long line of controversies for the 30-year-old Babyshambles singer, whose career has been marred by drug use and jail time.

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Your comments about this article

22:23 December 7, 2009 by puisoh
another Brit?! Why can't the Brits drink and behave themselves, they make news everywhere with their drunk behavior ... Spain, Greece, Mallorca, Portugal ... has the word embarrassment gone out of fashion??
03:18 December 8, 2009 by Davey-jo
Please. please lock him up and don't let him come back to UK.
08:58 December 8, 2009 by barracks
brits drinking epidemic:

09:45 December 8, 2009 by dcgi
singing not signing
23:00 December 8, 2009 by ECSNatale
Pete DOPErty is a disgrace. Why would anyone pay money to see him? Why would anyone book him? Are there no standards for anything anymore?

20:48 December 11, 2009 by Englishted
A prat is a prat be they English or German.
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