British rocker Pete Doherty has been charged with cocaine possession following an investigation into the death of filmmaker Robin Whitehead.

Whitehead, who was working on a documentary about the troubled Libertines star, was found dead from a suspected drug overdose in an apartment in Hackney, London in January.

Doherty and two friends, Peter Wolfe and Alan Wass, have each been charged with possession, while Wolfe has also been charged with supplying cocaine.

All three men are due to appear at Thames Magistrates' Court on October 18.

Doherty was one of four people questioned following the death of the 27 year old.


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