British rock singer Pete Doherty has on Thursday March 23rd, 2006 created sensation after another. Was more than an hour late for his appearance at Thames Magistrates' Court in central London, the troubled rocker lashed out at reporters covering his court appearance and kicked one in the arm moments after pleaded guilty to seven drug charges.
Trudi Barber, a reporter for the British Broadcasting Corp.'s Radio One station, was kicked amid scenes of what she described as "total chaos." The incident occurred when Doherty left the court that he allegedly kicked Barber in the elbow and knocked her microphone on the ground. "It was total chaos here outside the court both when he arrived and when he left," Barber said on Radio One.
"Afterwards he leapt over the railings outside the court," she continued. "All of a sudden he lashed out, kicking me in the arm that was holding the microphone." Doherty, who was pleaded guilty among others of possessing drugs including heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana, which police said they found on him when he was stopped once in December and once in January, was ordered to return to court April 20.