With 'murderers' and 'paedophiles'...
Scott Colothan

11:20 9th February 2006

Pete Doherty spoke of his time behind bars last night with ‘paedophiles’ and ‘murderers.’

The shambolic singer was speaking on the day that he was handed a 12 month community order for heroin possession.

In the chat with Radio 1’s Newsbeat, Doherty admitted that he’s going to stay off some of the heavier drugs, saying: “Definitely as far as the crack and heroin are concerned. I’m getting an implant in four days.”

“As far as the drugs are concerned, it’s simple – I’d rather be on the out with no smack than inside prison with no smack.”

Doherty’s temper flared when he was asked if he thinks he avoided prison only because he was famous, blasting: “What do you think I’ve been doing for the last 12 days? Picking Tulips?

“I’ve been sat in a cell sweating it out, fully aware of the circumstances.

“But I’ve also been with murderers, on occasions a couple of brick walls away from paedophiles.

“I’m not a threat to society, I’m not selling drugs to anyone’s children. I’m not encouraging or ever will encourage people to take drugs.”

The conversation ended a bit ambiguously when he was asked if he was on drugs. Doherty replied “What now?” and put down the phone.  

Erm, we'll leave you to make your own decision.

Photo by: Simon Leak