An arrest warrant has been issued for Pete Doherty after he failed to turn up to a court hearing over criminal damage charges today.

The warrant was issued for the Babyshambles frontman after he failed to attend the hearing at a magistrates' court for a second time.

Doherty, 29, is accused of breaking a female photographer's camera and causing £200 worth of damage.

It is claimed Doherty pulled a camera off the neck of photographer Cath Mead who was trying to take pictures of the 29-year-old and Irina Lazareanu in Crewkerne, Somerset.

Earlier this year, the singer was jailed for breaching the terms of his probation and spent seven weeks at Wormwood SCRUBS before being released.

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