Amy Winehouse Husband's Trial Delayed

Blake Fielder-Civil's assault case postponed in light of new charges

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As the troubles mount for Amy Winehouse’s husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, his trial for allegedly inflicting grievous bodily harm last year was postponed on Monday now that he was also charged on Saturday in a witness tampering case.

Fielder-Civil, 25, and Michael Brown had been booked for an alleged June 2006 assault on James King, the landlord of Macbeths pub in London, reports the BBC. The trial was to begin Monday.

A court hearing has subsequently been scheduled for Nov. 23.

Last week, new charges against Fielder-Civil arose when he was arrested by undercover police officers Thursday for allegedly attempting to manipulate a witness in the assault trial.

Prosecutor Mark Williams informed Snaresbrook Crown Court that it is now believed Fielder-Civil and Brown had offered King a significant amount of money to withdraw his claims against them and to leave England. One newspaper report put the alleged figure at $400,000.

King, who was also arrested last week and charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, was himself due to appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Monday. The judge in the case, however, declared the trial “clearly can’t go ahead today,” said the BBC.

A warrant for the arrest of Brown reportedly has also been issued.

Fielder-Civil remains in custody. Apparently his wife, 24, was not involved in – or even aware of – either of the cases against him.

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