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December 18, 2007 08:45 AM

Now that her husband is in jail, Amy Winehouse seems to be spending more time with Pete Doherty – and her father is not happy about it.

In fact, seeing the often-arrested Babyshambles star out with his daughter made dad Mitch Winehouse “apoplectic,” he told Grazia magazine.

“I do worry about people like Pete Doherty. He’s a scumbag,” the upset father told the magazine. “I flipped when I saw him sitting with Amy backstage at her Brixton gig. That night I went crazy. My wife thought I was going to have a heart attack. I was apoplectic.”

The diminutive diva, 24, has struggled since her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, was arrested for alleged witness tampering in November. She also canceled all 2007 shows, and her mother wrote an emotional open letter begging Winehouse to return home and get clean.

“I know the real problem is she’s depressed about Blake being in prison,” Mitch Winehouse told Grazia. “I wasn’t in favor of the marriage, but they are married and I will support them. And he’s shown while he’s been in prison a level of maturity that he didn’t have before.”

While admitting to that Amy is “not very well,” the elder Winehouse said he can’t force her into rehab.

“Believe me, my first instinct is to get hold of her, pick her up and take her back to my house and lock her away,” he said in the interview. “But I’ve spoken to the finest drug counselors in the world, and they’ve said that is exactly the wrong thing to do.”

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