Singer fails to sort cash for court appearance

Pete Doherty couldn’t cough up enough cash to pay his court fine because he only had 27p in his pocket.

The Babyshambles singer appeared at Thames magistrates’ court in London yesterday, where he admitted kicking a microphone out of a female reporter’s hands.

He was fined £750 for the incident which happened as he was leaving the same court after facing drugs charges in March.

But afterwards Pete, 27, discovered he was only carrying loose change. He’s now been given a week to pay the fine plus £250 damages and £200 court costs.

Magistrate Helen Skinner said: ‘People in the public eye have a responsibility to behave and be a good role model. You were obviously courting publicity judging by your somewhat extravagant behaviour outside the court.’