Blake Fielder-Civil, the husband of singer Amy Winehouse, has admitted charges of attacking a pub landlord.

James King, 36, required medical treatment after an incident at the Macbeth pub in Hoxton, east London in June 2006, allegedly involving Fielder-Civil and another man, after which Fielder-Civil is accused of attempting to bribe Mr King to withdraw a statement made in relation to the grievous bodily harm case.

He had previously pleaded not guilty to attacking Mr King but has owned up to inflicting grievous bodily harm and also to perverting the course of justice, it has been revealed.

The revelation comes after Judge David Radford lifted a court order banning the reporting of the guilty pleas entered by Fielder-Civil, 25, and his co-defendants.

Ruling at Snaresbrook crown court on Monday, the judge also permitted the reporting of an allegation that Mr King may have been subjected to intimidation or duress.

Fielder-Civil, of Camden, north London, along with Anthony Kelly, 25, from Chalk Farm, north-west London and Michael Brown, 25, from Holloway, north London, is accused of offering Mr King money to withdraw the allegation of GBH and to leave the country.


09/06/2008 13:19:58