Pete Doherty has performed in public for the first time since being released from jail ahead of schedule.

The 29-year-old's band Babyshambles played to a packed The Forum in Kentish Town, north London, last night.

Last week Doherty was made a free man once again after serving just four weeks of his 14-week prison sentence for breaching a probation order.

The singer was said to be looking sober at last night's gig, which comes after he left Wormwood SCRUBS proudly holding a certificate proving he had stayed clean from drugs during his stay.

Speaking to fans at The Forum Doherty thanked supporters who had "[written] a letter over the last month".

He also admitted that he felt a "bit rusty" after four weeks in the cells.

Fans left the venue happy though as the band raced through hits including Delivery and Killamangiro.

They were also treated to a duet between Doherty and Pogues singer Shane MacGowan, with the pair performing Ewan MacColl's Dirty Old Town.


14/05/2008 11:40:01