Blake Fielder-Civil allegedly offered £20,000 for the Babyshambles man to be beaten up
The Old Bailey heard yesterday (June 16) how Blake Fielder-Civil, the imprisoned husband of Amy Winehouse, offered a man £20,000 to beat up Babyshambles‘ frontman Pete Doherty, who he suspected of having an affair with his wife.
News of Blake Fielder-Civil’s cash-for-violence offer had previously been reported in the tabloid newspapers, but it was heard in court for the first time yesterday.
The claim was heard during the trial of Douglas Johnson and David Austin, who are alleged to have been offered £5,000 to kill Charlie Butler, a wheel clamp boss, in a case separate to Fielder-Civil‘s.
Giving evidence during the trial, Richard Lyttle said that while he and Fielder-Civil were in prison Fielder-Civil said “he would give £20,000 to anyone who done him [Doherty] – cause him injury,” reports The Telegraph.
Lyttle also said that Fielder-Civil had claimed that there had been threats that Winehouse would be abducted.
Fielder-Civil is currently awaiting sentencing for assault and perverting the course of justice, accusations he has pleaded guilty to.