- The Washington Times - Friday, April 25, 2008

LONDON — Amy Winehouse was arrested on suspicion of assault today following reports that she scuffled with two men during a wild night out, Sky News television reported.

The 24-year-old soul diva, who recently entered rehab after years of erratic behavior and canceled concerts, arrived at a central London police station to answer questions relating to the reported incident, her representatives said.

Police didn’t directly confirm that Winehouse was in custody, saying only that a 24-year-old woman was being held on suspicion of assault. British authorities don’t usually name suspects until they have been charged.

Winehouse did not address assembled photographers and cameramen as she walked into the station late this afternoon.

A man was quoted in tabloid newspapers as saying he was hit by the Grammy winner when he got in her way while she was playing pool at a bar in London’s Camden neighborhood and then head-butted another who was trying to hail her a cab in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Winehouse and her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, were arrested in the Norwegian city of Bergen in October and held overnight on charges of drug possession. A video of her reportedly smoking crack cocaine hit the Internet shortly before she won five Grammys this year for her critically acclaimed album “Back to Black.”

In December, she was arrested in London on suspicion of attempting to interfere with a court case involving Fielder-Civil, but earlier this year police said prosecutors were no longer pursuing the matter.

Fielder-Civil faces charges of perverting the course of justice stemming from a case in which he is accused of assaulting a barman.


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