Amy Winehouse's father wants her to be sectioned

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London, April 27 : Amy Winehouse's anxious father is calling for the troubled singer to be sectioned for her own good.

Mitch Winehouse believes it is the only way to save his daughter from killing herself with drugs.

"I want her sectioned. The situation is getting out of control. I want her off the street," News of the World quoted Mitch, as saying.

"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," he added.

Mitch revealed that he cut short a holiday in Tenerife to fly home for an emergency intervention.

He has scheduled a meeting with the Grammy Award winner's team, family and a group of medical professionals on April 28.

"I've been on the phone to Amy's manager in Los Angeles and he's starting things rolling. They are going to be speaking to doctors, psychologists and everything else," he said.

"I want Amy to be somewhere where she will be safe and where no harm can come to her.

"Obviously as her dad I will try and do what's best for her.

"Unfortunately, what I think is best for Amy and what she thinks is best for her are two different things.

"And it might be that other parties might need to be involved.

"You need all four-the psychologists, the doctor, the local health authority and the next of kin-all to decide that somebody is sectionable.

"Now is the time to exert whatever pressure we have to try to do it.

"I've told them she is a danger to herself. There is evidence of self-harming and she's a danger to other people because she's attacked someone," he added.

Amy left Holborn police station in central London on April 26 after spending a night in cell before being cautioned for common assault.

Mitch also stressed the difficulty he faces in getting Amy sectioned to save her from drugs.

"Unless somebody is suicidal or they are a danger to other people-for example walking around the streets threatening to kill people-no one is going to section them," he said.

"And even then, after 36 hours, if somebody shows any sign of improvement they can be let back into the community," he added.

Mitch believes his daughter's caution for assault may increase the chances of getting her sectioned.

"That is one of the tacks I will take. I'm going to speak to our lawyers. I'm going to speak to the doctor and then we will see what happens. Ultimately it's the doctors who will decide if anybody is sectionable," he said.

ANI

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