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.
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.