London: Troubled rocker Pete Doherty, who was jailed for cocaine possession, has been released after serving just over a month of a six-month sentence.
He was sentenced to six months in jail May 20. Though he was not expected to serve his full sentence, his release still comes a month earlier than had been predicted, reports contactmusic.com.
“On this bright sunny morning Peter was released from prison and thanks everyone for their valued support whilst inside,” read a statement posted on his Albion Rooms website.
Doherty’s manager Adrian Hunter later used the pseudonym “Babybear” to post thank you messages on the French Dog Blues website.
“Peter has been released as was reported there hours ago. Long day folks but a happy one. Many good things done. All’s good and peace and quiet shall now ensue. A bit of ‘bedding in’ and reflection is on the cards and so much the better,” wrote the manager.
Despite being released, the singer could face jail again soon on charges of burglary after being accused of breaking into a record shop in Germany and stealing a guitar.