Incident took place in September

Grammy award winning singer Amy Winehouse has been charged with assault.

The 'Back To Black' musician was taken to a police station today (March 6th) and charged with common assault following an incident which is alleged to have taken place last September.

Winehouse has only just returned to Britain following an extended break in the Caribbean. The singer is accused of hitting a fan during the End Of Summer Ball, which took place in London on September 25th last year.

The controversial singer has a history of hitting fans, famously striking out at a member of the crowd at Glastonbury. On that occasion, Winehouse alleged that she had been groped.

The troubled singer has been in ill health recently, but a stay in the Caribbean appears to have improved her. Sessions with producer Mark Ronson last year were aborted due to her wayward and unpredictable behaviour.

Winehouse is due to begin work on her new album soon, with the singer reportedly writing material while on holiday. Her last album 'Back To Black' was released in 2006.

Amy Winehouse must answer the charge at the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on March 17th.

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