Amy Winehouse's husband arrested
Nov 9, 2007, 12:30 GMT
05/09/2007 - Amy Winehouse - Blake, In Soho - Hotel / Club - Manhattan NY © Noah fink / PR Photos
Amy Winehouse was left "totally distraught" after policemen raided her house and arrested her husband.
The troubled singer - who has battled alcohol and drug addictions - was out collecting a parcel when eight plain-clothes policemen using battering rams and crowbars smashed through the front door of her Camden house at 4.45pm yesterday (08.11.07).
A distraught Amy then watched husband Blake Fielder-Civil be taken away by police over charges of a conspiracy to pervert justice through his involvement with a £200,000 plot to fix a trial. Looking tearful and confused, and hyperventilating, 24-year-old Amy cried as handcuffed Blake was led away by police: "Baby, I love you. Baby, I'll be fine. I'll be fine, baby I love you."
Blake's mother, Georgette, said: "Amy is totally distraught. She's in pieces and rang me in a panic. She's too upset to talk right now, but we all need to be together. I'm on my way to see her now."
Blake, along with his friend Michael Brown, have both been accused of brutally assaulting barman James King, and allegedly offered him £200,000 in a bid to get him to change his police statement.
If 25-year-old Blake is convicted of conspiracy to pervert justice, he could receive a life sentence.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "A thorough investigation is being carried out into claims of conspiracy to pervert justice in connection with a trial.
"Three men have been arrested and are being questioned, and we are expecting to make further arrests."
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