House of horrors!
PUBLISHED: 17:40 30 April 2008 | UPDATED: 09:42 23 August 2010
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RESIDENTS are backing the father of troubled singer Amy Winehouse who says her behaviour is so out of control that she needs sectioning. Cabbie Mitch Winehouse, of Ingress Park, Greenhithe, made the desperate plea for help after she was arrested and caut
RESIDENTS are backing the father of troubled singer Amy Winehouse who says her behaviour is so out of control that she needs sectioning.
Cabbie Mitch Winehouse, of Ingress Park, Greenhithe, made the desperate plea for help after she was arrested and cautioned by police at the weekend.
He told reporters this week that after several failed attempts to clean up her act, a stay in a mental hospital may be the last hope for his talented daughter.
The 57-year-old said: "I want her sectioned. The situation is getting out of control. I want her off the street.
"I don't think being somewhere for six weeks is going to cure her problems.
"I think it needs far more radical measures. We will take the bull by the horns and deal with it."
Retired Ken Turner, 70, from Gravesend, said: "I think her dad is right, it doesn't seem to be doing her any good being sent away to clinics with the other celebrities.
"She has got the money to get whatever help she needs so why not?"
The 24-year-old singer hit the headlines again for the wrong reasons after being arrested last Friday. She spent the night at the station and accepted a caution for common assault before being released without charge.
She was accused of punching Moroccan musician Mustapha el Mounmi after he refused to get out of her way when she was travelling home early last Wednesday.
It is thought the incident occurred as she drank with friends including Babyshambles guitarist Mik Whitnall at a pub in Camden, North London,
Winehouse is then said to have gone back to her nearby flat, only to emerge again later at Bar Tok, also in Camden, to cause another scene.
She then went on to allegedly headbutt a passer-by who was trying to get her a cab - who she thought was trying to molest her.
Fan Christine Poll, 55, from Gravesend, said: "She has got to do something about it. She seems to have a real problem which is overshadowing her career.
"It's a shame really, she has got such a lovely voice. It would be sad if she wasted her talent."
Amy Winehouse has since apologised for the incident. Her spokesperson said: "Amy was fully co-operative with inquiries and apologised for the incident.
"She thanks the police for their professional handling of the matter. There will be no further action. Amy is looking forward to continuing her work on new music in the studio."