The News of the World is excited this morning. Slapped all over the front page, in war-breaks-out sized type:
Oddly, with a large showbiz story like this, rather than "Britain's hottest showbiz reporter", the tale goes to Douglas Wight and Phil Taylor.
So, Amy's jail hell? Is she going down?
Well... not quite. Not only has Amy not been charged with anything, she hasn't actually been interviewed yet, either:
The 24-year-old singer must give fingerprints and DNA samples and will be questioned under caution.
Which is a sticky moment, but perhaps not calling for the wilder extrapolations of the paper:
So, if police believe she had done something, and if the CPS send her to trial, and if the jury find her guilty, a judge could sentence her to life. Which, yes, that would be jail hell, we guess, but is a purely hypothetical jail hell, surely?
The honest headline: "Amy's possible jail hell".
But the NOTW hasn't stopped screwing up the tension:
Blimey, so it's not just there's a slim chance of her spending the rest of her life in prison, but there's an equally vague possibility she might act on a reported off-the-cuff remark about killing herself, too. Interestingly, neither Wight nor Taylor set a figure for the length of jail term which trigger this suicide: four years? twelve years? eight, but with no hope of parole?
The News of the World still has more speculation left in it, though:
So, in summary, then, the police want to question Amy Winehouse. From this, the paper has spun a story which sees her humiliated, sent down and dead. It's The Wall Street Journal's sister paper, don't you know?