Former Libertines man Pete Doherty has received a damages payment from the publishers of the now defunct newspaper the News Of The World after it admitted hacking his phone.
Doherty, who played a small-scale London show on Sunday (February 5), has received an undisclosed amount in damages from News International as part of 15 settlements agreed earlier today (February 8) at the High Court.
As well as Doherty, comedian Steve Coogan, former government communications director Alastair Campbell, troubled ex-footballer Paul Gascoigne, football agent Sky Andrew, MP Simon Hughes, jockey Kieren Fallon and racing trainer Samantha Wallin all settled with NGN today, which is the newspaper publishing subsidiary of News International.
Pop singer Charlotte Church, meanwhile, has refused to settle with NGN and has vowed that she will continue to pursue legal proceedings.
Actor Jude Law, football pundit Andy Gray and PR guru Max Clifford are among some of the celebrities to have previously accepted damages from NGN after it admitted to hacking their phones.