Pete Doherty's Lowestoft court date

ROCK singer Pete Doherty has been summonsed to court in connection with a collision which left a Suffolk man fighting for his life.Chris Corder, 42, will need full-time care for the rest of his life after being knocked down in Benton Street, Hadleigh, by Doherty's manager Andrew Boyd.

ROCK singer Pete Doherty has been summonsed to court in connection with a collision which left a Suffolk man fighting for his life.

Chris Corder, 42, will need full-time care for the rest of his life after being knocked down in Benton Street, Hadleigh, by Doherty's manager Andrew Boyd.

It is believed Boyd was driving a Jaguar owned by the singer at the time.

Last month Doherty, 30, was reported for consideration of prosecution in relation to the collision which occurred on Sunday, September 27, last year.


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A decision has now been made to summons the Babyshambles and former Libertines' singer to Lowestoft Magistrates Court for an offence of permitting the use of a vehicle without insurance.

Doherty was originally also reported for summons for failing to register a motor vehicle with the DVLA. However, the Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to summons the singer on this offence.

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The first hearing of Doherty's case will be heard on February 24 - the same day as his manager is due to be sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court.

Doherty, of Wiltshire, does not have to appear in court on February 24 if he chooses not to do so. The matter can be heard in his absence or he could enter a plea by post.

Boyd, 42, of Lady Margaret Road in London, appeared before Ipswich Crown Court last Friday and admitted dangerous driving.

He also pleaded guilty to failing to stop at the scene of an injury collision, failing to report an injury collision, driving without insurance and driving without reasonable consideration.

Judge David Goodin told the court Mr Corder was still in a coma at the Royal London Hospital and had been left with traumatic brain injuries.

He said he had to be fed by a tube and required full time care for the rest of his life.

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