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Police investigating Doherty drug photographs

London's Metropolitan Police force said Friday it would investigate tabloid newspaper photos that allegedly show troubled rocker Pete Doherty injecting himself and a woman with drugs.The Sun ran a photograph Friday that appears to show Doherty holding a syringe to the arm of a woman lying on the floor. Another shows him with a needle to his arm.The newspaper said the pictures were taken at Doherty
/ Source: The Associated Press

London's Metropolitan Police force said Friday it would investigate tabloid newspaper photos that allegedly show troubled rocker Pete Doherty injecting himself and a woman with drugs.

The Sun ran a photograph Friday that appears to show Doherty holding a syringe to the arm of a woman lying on the floor. Another shows him with a needle to his arm.

The newspaper said the pictures were taken at Doherty's London home within the past five weeks.

Officers from the Specialist Crime Directorate were investigating the newspaper's allegations, police said.

Doherty spokesman Tony Linkin said he could not comment.

Doherty, 27, has a well-documented history of drug use. He was most recently arrested for suspected drug possession on April 20, hours after a judge placed him on probation over separate drug charges.

Police found marijuana, heroin and crack cocaine in Doherty's car and clothing when he was arrested Dec. 18, one of a long line of run-ins with the law.

Doherty's drug problems gained international attention last year after a newspaper published pictures of then-girlfriend Kate Moss allegedly taking cocaine at a music studio where Doherty and his band, Babyshambles, were recording.