LATEST: Pete Doherty is planning to exhibit his "blood paintings" at a London gallery, in a bid to prove he was drawing blood from fan LAURA MCEVOY - not injecting her as photographs published in the British media suggest. The pictures, printed in UK newspaper The Sun, appear to show the self-confessed drug addict injecting himself with heroin, as well as a comatose young fan on his kitchen floor. But the BABYSHAMBLES star, who was subsequently arrested last weekend (29APR06) under the Offences Against The Person Act, insists he was using an empty needle to obtain blood for one of his works of art - which are to be priced at around $1,750 (GBP1,000) each. Doherty's self-styled literary agent PAUL ROUNDHILL says, "I picked these pictures up at his flat in Hackney. "Blood paintings are something he has done for a long time. "I think they help explaining the photograph of Laura. It shows he does blood paintings." Doherty's former manager JAMES MULLORD has also recently had blood drawn from him by the singer. He adds, "He was very careful, he used a new needle. "Pete has become very good at using the syringe, either scratching it on to the paper or spraying an area. "It creates an effect a little like a Ralph Steadman cartoon."