Former LIBERTINES star Pete Doherty's passport has been confiscated by a London store, after he failed to pay for a pair of curtains.

The singer - who is touring with side band Babyshambles after being forced out of The Libertines because of his drug addictions - tried to buy the curtains for his tourbus, at east London shop ROCKIT on Wednesday.

When he found himself short of cash by $36 (GBP20) staff agreed to accept his passport as a temporary deposit - but the rocker never returned.

A store source says, "At the end of the day, the till was still short. So ANNA, who works here, put in GBP20 of her own money and took the passport."

19/11/2004 14:07