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Winehouse Reportedly Arrested in Britain

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December 18, 2007 04:07 PM EST | AP

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LONDON — Amy Winehouse was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempting to interfere with a court case involving her husband, according to several British media reports.

Authorities said a 24-year-old was arrested during an appointment at a police station as part of an investigation into "perverting the course of justice," an offense similar in American law to contempt of court or obstruction.

Several British media outlets _ including Sky News, Times Online and the Press Association news agency _ reported that the woman was Winehouse. Police would not confirm the reports.

Winehouse, 24, recently canceled all concerts and public appearances for the rest of the year on doctor's orders. Her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, was ordered held in custody in London last month on charges of perverting the course of justice stemming from a case in which he is accused of assaulting a male bartender in June.

Fielder-Civil allegedly tried to interfere with a witness' testimony, according to court documents.

Winehouse, an admitted marijuana smoker, has been dogged by reports of continued drug use amid a flurry of canceled concert dates. She was recently spotted walking outside of her London home wearing a bra and jeans, with no shoes, looking distressed.