Amy Winehouse charged with assault

Fri Mar 6, 2009 8:20am EST
 
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LONDON (Reuters) - British singer Amy Winehouse has been charged with assault following an incident at a ball in London's Berkeley Square last year, her spokesman said on Friday.

"Amy voluntarily attended a police station in London yesterday morning," her spokesman said in a statement.

"She was questioned by appointment in relation to an accusation made after the Berkeley Ball last year. She was charged with common assault and will attend a court hearing in the coming weeks."

London police said that the hearing would take place at Westminster Magistrates' Court on March 17.

The 25-year-old bee-hived soul singer won five Grammy awards in 2008 and her second album "Back to Black" has won widespread critical acclaim.

But her private life, including a battle against drug addiction, has overshadowed her recording success.

(Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)

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<p>British singer Amy Winehouse performs during the "Rock in Rio" music festival in Arganda del Rey, near Madrid July 4, 2008. REUTERS/Juan Medina</p>