Late singer’s wedding dress stolen

The wedding dress of the late Amy Winehouse has been stolen from her former Camden home.

The dress was one of two stolen after the house was opened up to the public following the singer’s death, and is estimated to have a value of about £130,000 (€162,000).

Both dresses were to be auctioned to raise money for the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Along with the dress Winehouse wore at her 2006 wedding to Blake Fielder-Civil, the thieves grabbed the ‘newspaper print’ dress Winehouse wore on Later with Jools Holland in the same year.

Amy’s father Mitch has described the theft as “a blow”. “There was a window of about two days while that process was under way when the dresses could have been taken,” he said.

“We’re going through everything else to see what else, if anything, has been lifted.”

“We are all baffled as to why some of her designer dresses didn’t go too. There were a couple from Dolce & Gabbana worth a fortune.

“Her wedding dress was only a little cotton thing, a hundred quid at best in the shops. Whoever nicked it realised its significance and knew it had an extra value.”

The high price the dresses command have led many to speculate they were stolen to order.

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