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Amy Winehouse's ex 'wanted by police'

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Amy Winehouse's ex 'wanted by police'

Amy Winehouse's ex-husband is wanted by police.

Blake Fielder-Civil was arrested in March after a purse was stolen from a pub but is now reportedly being sought by the authorities after he failed to answer bail at a police station last week, according to The Sun newspaper.

Police told the publication: "A 34-year-old from Leeds, arrested in March over the theft of a purse, failed to answer bail. Enquiries are ongoing to trace him."

Barmaid and law student Leia Cliff - whose purse was stolen out of her bag - revealed that £70 in total was taken but her passport was returned to her.

She said: "I came back from the toilet and saw it was gone. We looked on CCTV and watched the man. I couldn't believe anyone could sink so low.

"A day later a man came to the pub and handed me my passport, which was in my purse."

Former drug addict Blake, 34, was married to Amy - who was 27 when she died in 2011 - between 2007 and 2009 and has widely been blamed for her demise and ultimate death, but he denies this.

He previously said: "I feel like my own legacy as far as Amy goes is that I ruined this amazing person. If I genuinely believed [I ruined her] I probably would really struggle getting through day to day. I don't think I ruined her, no. I think we found each other and certain people need to know that she did have other addictions before she met me. She wasn't a happy, well-adjusted young woman, you know, and I find it disrespectful to imply I was some Machiavellian puppet master."

Blake continued to say he wants "forgiveness" from Amy's father Mitch, who blames him for her death, but rejects the suggestion her passing was his fault.

He said: "I'd like to speak to Mitch and genuinely, genuinely plea for his forgiveness [for any] parts I've played in what has occurred, but I won't take responsibility for Amy passing away because it's not fair. It's not fair ... I've never really been allowed to grieve or mourn."