Troubled rocker Pete Doherty was searched by police in London on Tuesday (06DEC05), moments after he left a drugs paraphernalia store.

As the two policemen searched the Babyshambles frontman in the British capital's Soho district, the self-confessed drug addict played them a song on his acoustic guitar.

After the cops went through the 26-year-old's guitar case and pockets and found nothing, Doherty went on his way.

The musician was arrested last week (30NOV05) on suspicion of possessing crack cocaine. He was bailed and is due to return in January (06).