Leeds: Amy Winehouse’s ex appears in court on burglary and firearm charge

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Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil appeared before magistrates in Leeds yesterday, accused of burglary.

Fielder-Civil, 28, was supported by his pregnant partner Sarah Aspin as he appeared alongside co-defendent Christopher Sylvester, 29.

Both face charges of possession of an imitation firearm, burglary and fraudulent use of a vehicle.

The court heard Fielder-Civil, who gave an address in Lincolnshire, and Sylvester, of Leeds, were stopped by police while travelling in a rented Vauxhall Corsa, the numberplate of which had apparently been changed.

Inside, police say they found a gas ball bearing gun, a hammer and tape.

A balaclava was allegedly found in Sylvester’s jacket.

The pair are accused of burgling a premises in Rawdon, from which they escaped with £4,000 worth of electrical goods and jewellery.

The court was told that Fielder-Civil was given a drug check and tested positive for cocaine and opiates.

Stuart Paige, defending both, applied for bail for Fielder-Civil, telling the court Ms Aspin was due to have the couple’s baby boy in May.

However, District Judge Christopher Darnton remanded both into custody to appear before Leeds Crown Court next month.

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