Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband held in Leeds swoop

Amy Winehouse and her former husband Blake Fielder-Civil.
Amy Winehouse and her former husband Blake Fielder-Civil.
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THE EX-HUSBAND of pop singer Amy Winehouse has been arrested in Leeds on suspicion of possessing a fake firearm and alleged burglary offences.

It is understood that Blake Fielder-Civil, 29, and another man aged 28, both from Leeds, were arrested when a car in which they were travelling was stopped by suspicious police.

Fielder-Civil and the other man were stopped in the car in the Rawdon area late on Monday afternoon and were arrested after a search of the vehicle.

The two men were detained on suspicion of going equipped for burglary, possession of an imitation firearm and conspiracy to commit burglary.

Custody

A number of items were recovered from the vehicle which are believed to have been the proceeds of an earlier burglary in the Rawdon area.

Last night both Fielder-Civil and the second man were both still in custody at an undisclosed West Yorkshire Police Station where they were being questioned.

Fielder-Civil and the Winehouse were married in May 2007 in Miami and they finally divorced after a troubled on-off sometimes violent relationship in 2009. They were reported to be reconciled for a short while soon after the divorce and were claimed to be planning to remarry, but the relationship appeared to have ended later.

Fielder-Civil attended Bourne Grammar School before leaving from his native Lincolnshire for London at the age of 16 and later worked as a video production assistant.

Latest reports indicate he has a home in south Leeds.

Winehouse has won six Grammy Award nominations and five other music awards.

bruce.a.smith@ypn.co.uk

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