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Winehouse husband's trial delayed
Singer Amy Winehouse and her husband Blake Fielder-Civil leave their home in Camden, London in August
Blake Fielder-Civil remains in custody
The trial of Amy Winehouse's husband on a charge of grievous bodily harm (GBH) was delayed following allegations that he perverted the course of justice.

Blake Fielder-Civil, 25, is to stand trial with co-accused Michael Brown for the alleged assault of James King.

Last week Fielder-Civil of Canonbury, north London, was questioned about an alleged attempt to bribe Mr King.

A hearing on 23 November has been scheduled to hear both charges of GBH and perverting the course of justice.

Prosecutor Mark Williams told Snaresbrook Crown Court that Mr Fielder-Civil was to have stood trial with Mr Brown, charged with assaulting Mr King, the landlord of Macbeths pub in Hoxton, London, on 20 June last year.

Kick and stamp

The court heard that shortly after midnight Mr Brown entered into a confrontation with Mr King and tried to coax him out of the pub, but he refused to leave.

Mr Brown then allegedly grabbed hold of Mr King, causing him to fall to the ground, when Mr Brown and Mr Fielder-Civil kicked and stamped on Mr King.

Mr Williams said events developed last week with the allegation that Mr Brown and Mr Fielder-Civil had conspired to pervert the course of justice by offering Mr King a significant amount of money to withdraw his allegation and leave the country.

Mr Williams said Mr King was also arrested last week and charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and was due to appear at Thames Magistrates' Court on Monday.

Judge Radford said the trial "clearly can't go ahead today". He issued a warrant for the arrest of Mr Brown, who did not appear in court.

He remanded Mr Fielder-Civil on "technical" bail, noting that he remains in custody on the charge of perverting the course of justice.



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