Amy Winehouse wins ruling banning photogs from following her

May 4th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI  

Amy Winehouse London, May 4 (ANI): Brit singer Amy Winehouse has won a legal ruling banning paparazzi photographers and “persons unknown” from following her or taking her pictures while out in public.

Winehouse, 25, has been battling it out in court in a bid to curb the number of snappers who trail her while she is in Britain, and now her legal team has secured a ruling, which targets London-based Big Pictures agency.

The court order means that any photographer, who follows the singer or approaches her new North London home within 100 metres (238 feet), will be persecuted.

Snappers are also prohibited from taking shots of her while she is visiting the homes of friends and family.

British newspaper The Guardian reports Winehouse sought the injunction over safety fears.

“Every time she got in her car she was chased or jostled, and it has become unsafe not just for her, but the people around her,” the Daily Star quoted a source as telling the publication.

“We don’t have a problem with the press doing their job but it has become mayhem a couple of times and Amy had to do something,” the source added. (ANI)

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