A distraught Amy Winehouse wept hysterically and screamed ‘Baby, I love you’ as husband Blake Fielder-Civil was arrested and led away by police officers over an alleged ?200,000 trial-fixing plot.
Police battered their way into Amy Winehouse’s home yesterday and spent three hours searching through her belongings. More than a dozen officers smashed in the front door of the house the singer shares with husband Blake. The house was empty at the time.
He was seized by eight plain clothes officers at the flat in Bow. As he was led away, Amy kissed and hugged him, sobbing: “Baby, I love you. Baby, I’ll be fine.” He was handcuffed by police and led away from an east London flat last night as Winehouse looked on and begged: “I want to go with him.”
He was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice in connection with a trial due to start next week. If convicted, the maximum sentence for the offence is life. Three other men were also arrested in connection with the plot at addresses in east London.All four were expected to be interviewed by detectives. Police had been tipped off about an alleged plot to stop a trial involving assault charges.
They are probing allegations that ?200,000 would have been paid to a key witness to stay away from the case and refuse to give evidence.