KATE'S JUNKIE BOYFRIEND ARRESTED
Feb 3 2005
By Stephen Moyes And Pete Samson
THE drug addict rocker in love with Kate Moss was arrested last
night - hours after pouring his heart out to the Mirror.
Pete Doherty was held for allegedly beating up a pal who refused to
give him money, apparently for a fix.
Only a few hours before, Pete and his rock pals had given the Mirror
an exclusive insight into his relationship with Kate. Our chat
included the amazing revelation that the couple are planning to MARRY
after she had proposed to him by phone from New York.
He also claimed he will kick drugs and plans to go into rehab on
But late last night the ex-Libertines front man, 25, was in custody
after documentary maker Max Carlish claimed he had been attacked at a
hotel in Clerkenwell, Central London.
Mr Carlish, 38, went to hospital with two black eyes and a busted
nose. He said: "I was in a hotel with Pete and everything was going
fine until he started demanding loads of cash.
"He wanted thousands and I knew he was going to go out and spend it
on heroin. He was desperate for a fix. I said no and he went beserk,
punching me. There was nothing I could do..he was going mad.
"I'm blind without my glasses but he pulled them off and smashed them
on the floor and trampled on them. Despite the drugs, he's quite a
big bloke. His eyes were wild. It was terrifying.
"He beat me and he wouldn't stop. My face is a miss. He stole all the
money I had and my mobile phone."
Mr Carlish called police and went to University College Hospital. He
had made a documentary about Doherty, which included pictures of him
Doherty has recently told friends of his anger at shots of him
taken "ages ago" resurfacing.
Police said last night: "We were called to a hotel in Peter's Lane.
We arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of actual bodily harm and
Earlier Doherty and his pals revealed how he and Kate had sealed
their engagement with a sex romp at a Paris hotel - and how he plans
to kick crack cocaine and heroin.
He told the Mirror: "I am happy. Who wouldn't be. It's all in my
hands. I want to make it work. The drugs have got to stop or I'll
lose her. I owe it to her. We are soulmates."
ON DRUGS AND MUSIC
EX-LIBERTINE Doherty and best pal Peter Wolfe had a drugs and drink
marathon recently that ended with them rolling naked on a blood-
soaked floor, carving each other's initials on their bodies with
Both were spending £1,050 a week on cocaine, heroin and hashish.
Doherty said: "We are kindred spirits. New Romantics and poets. But
our drug-taking spiralled out of control."
Wolfe, a song-writing partner, added: "We became helpless addicts.
Either the drugs stop or we do, fatally. We know that." Doherty told
friends: "I have so much to live for - my loved ones and my music. I
can make people feel better by what I do. I will do the
"Wolfman and I took up drugs to get off the drink. But it has all
gone wrong. People will always take drugs and it's easy to blame
"But we realise we have a responsibility to music followers who might
be influenced by us."
Doherty will today travel to Bath to record a debut album with his
new group Babyshambles, after which he will be free to "get clean".
DOHERTY told how he and Kate "got serious" after her 31st birthday
party at her Cotswold mansion.
She had previously told friends "I'm after his bum" after seeing one
of his impromptu gigs two months ago.
A wild fling followed, culminating in an all-night sex session at the
party last month. Now Doherty has told the Mirror: "It is a beautiful
thing. I am a different person after meeting Kate.
"I am happy. Who wouldn't be. It's all in my hands. I want to make it
work. I've been given a second chance.
"The drugs have got to stop or I'll lose her. I owe it to her. I owe
it to everyone."
In a further chat with pals, he added: "I am smitten. But she has
been pursuing me relentlessly.
"She is very demanding. Always wanting my attention. It is
interfering with the band. Music is the most important thing.
"But I am in love with her, totally. She is really sweet. We are
"Kate did not expect me to stop or quit drugs immediately. She loves
me and wants me to get out of this mess once and for all."
After his initial week-long rehabilitation in Ealing, West London, he
and Kate are planning to spend up to six months together in St
Petersburg, until he has beaten his drugs nightmare.
The couple are discussing having children. Kate already has a two-
year-old daughter Lila Grace, by ex-partner Jefferson Hack. Doherty
has an 18-month-old son.
She realises his drugs craving is too strong to give up without
But his addiction is causing trouble between them. Doherty
said: "It's a difficult time at the moment, we've had a bit of a row.
"It's the usual s**t, she wasn't happy about newspaper pictures of me
looking wrecked. I'm worried I've f****d it up as usual."
DOHERTY was shocked by newspaper photos of him looking wrecked as he
left a gig on Monday.
He kicked one paper across the floor and said: "I hate it, just like
everyone hates seeing pictures of themselves, especially when they
are off their heads.
"I don't look like that, do I? It's photo-shock, I'm sure.
"I have been gutted reading about 'Kate and the crackhead' but I
knows it's true. My family have been hassling too.
"But people who love my music understand me. I write stuff on my
website and feel very close to them."
EMACIATED Doherty will be sedated for three days on Monday at the
start of his rehabilitation programme.
He is committed to beating his devastating addiction to ensure his
future with Kate.
It promises to be a daunting task. In the early hours of Wednesday,
he was "'chasing the dragon" in a crack den in East London.
After a curtailed set in a nearby pub, Doherty, dressed head to toe
in black and with a huge spliff stuck in his trilby hat, clambered
into a car and disappeared for an all-night drugs session.
Doherty, whose three previous visits to rehab centres have failed,
will embark on his latest attempt to kick his habit in Ealing, West
London, with pal Peter Wolfe.
The treatment will involve having a chemical device planted in their
bodies, which coats any remaining heroin in the system and suffocates
Later, as Doherty and Kate Moss head to St Petersburg, Wolfe and his
girlfriend Gemma - 21-year-old daughter of Star Wars director George -
will make for Biarritz in France.
ON BEING A DAD
PETE Doherty touched on his pain at rarely seeing 18-month-old son
Estile, by ex-girlfriend Lisa Moorish.
He said: "I did see my kid last week. I do see him sometimes, but not
that often, I must admit. It is hard.
"I'm between places at the moment, I always seem to be between
places. I haven't had a real home for years. I suppose I'm homeless
But he told a pal that he and Kate had already discussed having
children. "It can happen. We both have a young child from previous
relationships. It might even make us last."
Lisa Moorish also has a child with Liam Gallagher.
WOLFMAN ON PETE THE POET
DOHERTY is so in awe of friend Peter Wolfe that he named his new band
Babyshambles after him - Wolfe's mum called him Shambles and pals
looked on Doherty as Wolfe's baby.
Wolfe, 36, who co-wrote Doherty's 2004 top 10 hit For Lovers,
said: "Pete and I grew so close due to our love of music.
"I had been virtually living as a tramp but Pete saw through that and
wasn't bothered. We were libertines. The same animals.
"We began to write together and think together and his love and
support helped me through my marriage break-up."
Wolfe, who has had a book of poetry published, was on the books of
Gillingham FC in the early 1980s with current Birmingham manager
Steve Bruce. Doherty played football at county standard.
The two became friends after meeting in the Filthy McNasties pub in
Islington, North London, in 2002. They were soon living together and
Doherty landed his first record deal.
Wolfe, known as Wolfman in the music industry, said Doherty was a
hybrid of erotic author Marquis de Sade, tennis legend John McEnroe
and hapless TV comic Frank Spencer.
Wolfe said of Doherty's relationship: "Kate is besotted. She adores
him. We all do. Pete is a lovable character.
"When Kate is with him she is natural, childlike. Her accent is the
lost girl from Croydon.
"He doesn't treat her as a celebrity. Pete has done that for her.
It's as if she's under his spell. She says she has never met anyone
Wolfe added: "People find it so easy to write Pete off. He is a
successful musician and is going out with the most beautiful girl in
"It reminds me of the story of George Best when he was dating Miss
World, and someone asked, 'George, where did it all go wrong'."