Doherty pal musician is charged over drugs

A MUSICIAN currently living in Suffolk has been charged with drugs offences following the suspected overdose death of an heiress.

Peter Wolfe, 42, who is living in Bury St Edmunds, was charged yesterday by the Metropolitan Police with supplying cocaine.

He was also charged with two counts of possessing the class A substance.

Wolfe, originally from Maidstone, was charged on the same day as rock star friend Pete Doherty, 31, who faces a separate count of possessing cocaine.

The pair were among four arrested after the 27-year-old heiress Robin Whitehead died from a suspected overdose on January 24.


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It is understood Wolfe was staying in the flat where Miss Whitehead died.

Of the others arrested at the time of Miss Whitehead’s death, musician Alan Wass, 29, of Latimer Road, west London, was charged with cocaine possession and a 53-year-old woman questioned on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice has been released and will face no further action.

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Miss Whitehead, known as Robyn, had spent the last 10 days of her life filming a documentary about Doherty who has battled with drugs.

She was the granddaughter of the late Teddy Goldsmith, founder of The Ecologist magazine.

Her documentary film, The Road To Albion, focused on Doherty’s former band, The Libertines, as she spent a lot of time with the singer.

Her website showed pictures of Doherty with his body encased in plaster, lying on a board in a crucifixion pose.

Miss Whitehead’s mother, Dido Whitehead, is a cousin of Jemima Khan and Zac Goldsmith, and her father is 1960s filmmaker Peter Whitehead.

No date has been set for an inquest.

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