Amy Winehouse's husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, was scheduled to stand trial today for allegedly inflicting grievous bodily harm, but Fielder-Civil's impending trial has been postponed after his new arrest for witness tampering in that case.
Blake Fielder-Civil, 25, and a pal, Michael Brown, were booked for an alleged June 2006 assault on James King, owner of Macbeths pub in London, the BBC reports. The trial was to begin today but is now set for the 23rd of this month.
Last week, Blake Fielder-Civil (pictured below) was arrested in a police raid for allegedly attempting to manipulate a witness in the assault case against him.
Prosecutor Mark Williams informed the Snaresbrook Crown Court that it is believed that Blake Fielder-Civil and Brown committed witness tampering by offering King a large sum of money to withdraw his claims and leave England.
One newspaper report put the alleged figure at $400,000 U.S.
James King, who was also arrested last week and charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, was due to appear at Thames Court Monday.
The judge in the case, however, declared that the trial "clearly can't go ahead today," given the recent developments with Blake Fielder-Civil, the BBC said.
A warrant for the arrest of Michael Brown has been issued. Blake Fielder-Civil remains in custody. It is believed that Amy Winehouse, 24, was not involved in - or even aware of - either of the cases against her husband.