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Singer’s husband admits assault

THE husband of troubled soul singer Amy Winehouse has admitted to assaulting a pub landlord before attempting to cover it up, court officials said yesterday.

Blake Fielder-Civil, 26, admitted committing grievous bodily harm and conspiring to pervert the course of justice, charges which relate to a pub brawl in 2006.

Winehouse, who picked up five Grammy awards in February, made several visits to her husband in jail and has referred to the case at recent concerts.

The guilty pleas could be reported after judge David Radford lifted reporting restrictions on the case, said an official at Snaresbrook Crown Court in east London. Winehouse, 24, and Fielder-Civil, both from north London, married in May 2007 in Miami.

Fielder-Civil, a one-time music video assistant, has spent much of his first year of marriage behind bars, having been remanded in custody ahead of the trial.

It had been due to take place late last year, but was postponed until this month for legal reasons. Winehouse appeared in court last week to support Fielder-Civil during lengthy pre-trial hearings.

Music critics at some of her recent performances have said the singer, who has been battling drug addiction, appeared to be deeply disturbed by the case. Three of Fielder-Civil’s co-defendants in the case also pleaded guilty to charges related to the crime.

The group will be sentenced at a later date.


Wesley O’ Regan is the General Manager of Popscene in Voodoo Rooms, Cork city. Popscene opened last November and is Cork’s only themed bar that is dedicated to celebrating the best of the 80s and 90s.'ve Been Served: Wesley O'Regan, Popscene

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