As we reported Friday, Amy Winehouse’s husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, was sensationally arrested in front of her home late last week he reportedly tried to pay a witness £200,000 as part of a plot to fix a trial.
As eight plain-clothed officers led Blake Fielder-Civil off to jail, the tearful jazz diva begged hysterically: “I want to go with him.”
Undercover police officers arrested Fielder-Civil on Thursday for allegedly attempting to manipulate a witness in his upcoming assault trial. He is being held in custody until November 23.
A weeping and hyperventilating Amy Winehouse ran down from the flat and shouted to Blake Fielder-Civil in the courtyard: “I’ll be fine. Baby, I love you.”
Fielder-Civil managed to shout back “I love you, too” before being bundled into an unmarked people carrier and hauled off to the slammer.
The dramatic arrest, which happened at a flat in East London, came just a few hours after 10 police officers used a battering ram to smash down the door of the couple’s home in Camden, North London.
Last night Amy Winehouse’s mother-in-law, Georgette Fielder-Civil, said: “She’s totally distraught and too upset to talk.”
Britain’s Daily Mirror paper published numerous photos of Amy Winehouse, 24, clasping her troubled, handcuffed husband, 25, and kissing him goodbye.
Fielder-Civil was scheduled to stand trial with another man on November 12 on charges of assaulting a bartender last June. The Mirror claims it uncovered the plot to pay a witness more than $400,000 in exchange for altered testimony.
Detectives had been tipped off by the Mirror to an astonishing alleged plot to halt a trial in which Fielder-Civil and pal Michael Brown are accused of assaulting a barman with intent. It is claimed £200,000 would have been paid to alleged victim James King to withdraw his police statement.
He would also be flown out of the country before the hearing in hopes that the case against Blake Fielder-Civil and Michael Brown would collapse.
As part of the investigation, King, who needed metal plates fitted in his face, was filmed withdrawing his allegations about the assault.
A representative for Amy Winehouse did not return calls. There is no indication that Winehouse was involved in – or even aware of – the alleged plot.
The singer wed Blake Fielder-Civil in Florida last May, and the pair has been mired in controversy over booze, drugs and violence ever since. She was arrested October 18 over cannabis charges but is appealing the drug bust.