Pete Doherty
Pete Doherty Reuters

Pete Doherty has been jailed for 6 months after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine.

The former Libertine was handed the sentence following an inquiry into the suspected overdose death of filmmaker, Robyn Whitehead, in January 2010.

Ms. Whitehead was found dead in a flat in Hackney, East London, while making a documentary on the Babyshambles frontman.

The jail sentence came just hours after Doherty confessed the death of Whitehead has left him a "broken" man.

The singer - who has a history of drug abuse - was in the middle of a U.K. tour and had been due to perform in Glasgow this evening.