Winehouse Receives Police Caution In Assault Case
Amy Winehouse left a London police station today (April 26) after questioning about reports that she scuffled with two men during a raucous night out. She received a formal police caution for assault.Amy Winehouse left a London police station today (April 26) after questioning about reports that she scuffled with two men during a raucous night out. She received a formal police caution for assault.
The caution means the 24-year-old soul diva has not been charged, but the incident will remain on the record and could count against her if she is ever charged with a similar offense in future.
Winehouse spent the night at Holborn Police Station in central London after arriving for questioning Friday afternoon. Police said a 24-year-old woman had been cautioned for common assault. British police do not identify suspects who have not been charged.
A statement released by Winehouse spokesman Chris Goodman said the singer "admitted to a common assault by slapping a man with an open hand and accepted a caution. Amy was fully cooperative with inquiries and apologized for the incident," the statement said.
A man was quoted in tabloid newspapers as saying Winehouse hit him when he got in her way while she was playing pool at a bar in the Camden neighborhood of London. He said she also head-butted another man who was trying to hail her a cab in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Winehouse's musical career has flourished despite her erratic behavior, missed concerts and stints in drug rehab. The Sunday Times newspaper's annual Rich List this week estimated her wealth at $20 million.
Her spokesman said the singer was "looking forward to continuing her work on new music in the studio."
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