Amy Winehouse cautioned by police

The star had been accused of common assault

Amy Winehouse has been cautioned for common assault by police after an incident in London earlier this week.

The star spent the night in the cells at Holborn Station in the UK capital after being apprehended over an alleged assault in north London on Wednesday (April 23) when the star was out drinking in Camden, close to her home.

Winehouse‘s spokesman said in statement: “Amy Winehouse was questioned this morning at a London police station in connection to an incident in Camden in the early hours of 23 April, 2008.

“She admitted to a common assault by slapping a man with an open hand and accepted a caution.

Amy was fully co-operative with inquiries and apologised for the incident. She thanked the police for their professional handling of the matter. There will be no further action taken.

Amy is looking forward to continuing her work on new music in the studio.”

Police said that Winehouse had been “in no fit state” to be questioned when she arrived at the station and she was kept in the cells over night.

The caution means Winehouse has not been charged, but the incident will remain on the record and could count against her if she is ever charged with a similar offence in future.