Pete Doherty

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UPDATE: Hours after the arrest warrant was issued, Pete Doherty's rep announced that it has been revoked and that a new hearing has been scheduled for July 24.

"The matter has been resolved, and the warrant has been withdrawn," the spokesman told

As for whether Doherty will get a stricter punishment for skipping a hearing, it remains to be seen.

"It's not appropriate for me to speculate," a court spokesperson said. "It is for the magistrates to consider, but they will take it into account."


Pete Doherty's Teflon luck may have finally run out.

Judges at Somerset's Yeovil Magistrate Court in the U.K. have issued an arrest warrant for the Babyshambles frontman after the trouble-prone rocker failed to show up at a hearing for a second time.

Doherty was due to appear in court this morning on charges of causing criminal damages and was expected to enter a plea after allegedly attacking a female paparazzo last summer. He also failed to show at a June 26 hearing in the same case.

"I assume that this is the correct address we have for Mr. Doherty," Magistrate Nick Bernard said in court. "He should have, therefore, received the letters stating when he should attend court."

After determining his no-show, the court issued a warrant for the 29-year-old's arrest without bail.

Last August, Doherty was accused of chasing after and pulling a camera from the neck of a shutterbug who snapped pictures of him and then-companion model Irina Lazareanu. He was accused of causing roughly $400 worth of damage to the camera lens, one of the more tame allegations lobbed at Doherty in recent years.

Should Doherty, who played at the Montreux Jazz Festival on Tuesday, get tracked down, it won't be his first time in jail.

In April of this year, he was incarcerated for seven weeks in a London facility for violating probation on a series of drug and driving charges. He was released halfway through his 14-week sentence due to overcrowding.

(Originally published July 18, 2008 at 9:19 a.m. PT.)

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