Amy Winehouse summoned to Norwegian court

Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:58am EST
 
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OSLO (Reuters) - British soul singer Amy Winehouse has been summoned to a court in Norway to explain why she was caught in possession of marijuana in October, Norwegian and British media reported.

Winehouse's representatives in London were not immediately available for comment.

Winehouse, her husband and her hairdresser were detained in a hotel in western Norway after setting off a smoke alarm and found in possession of the drug, Norwegian tabloid VG said in its online edition.

Winehouse, who was summoned to appear in a court in Bergen on February 29, denied having anything to do with the marijuana and said it belonged to her hairdresser, the paper said.

But she nevertheless signed a document accepting a fine of 4,000 Norwegian crowns ($737.6), VG said.

Winehouse, aged 24, later said she did not know what she had signed and said through her Norwegian attorney that the fine had damaged her career.

It will be up to the Bergen court to decide whether she was tricked into signing something, VG said.

Police attorney Rudolf Christoffersen told the paper the police were satisfied. "It would have been impossible for the court to decide this if the three had not come personally," he said, according to VG.

(Reporting by John Acher, editing by Paul Casciato)

 
<p>Amy Winehouse performs during the MTV Europe Awards ceremony in Munich November 1, 2007. Winehouse has been summoned to a court in Norway to explain why she was caught in possession of marijuana in October, Norwegian and British media reported. REUTERS/Michael Dalder</p>