The former husband of singer Amy Winehouse has been jailed for 32 months for carrying out a domestic burglary near Bradford with an accomplice “while in the grip of heroin addiction”.

Blake Fielder-Civil, 29, and another man, Christopher Sylvester, 29, went equipped with a hammer, tape, balaclavas and gloves as they raided the home of Paul Maplesden in Rawdon.

A fake handgun was found under the passenger seat of the car the two men had driven to the scene, but was not used in the daytime raid, Leeds Crown Court was told.

The fake firearm and haul of stolen goods were recovered after a policeman, on duty nearby, noticed the two men acting suspiciously, the court heard.

Mr Maplesden had gone to work and his children were at school when Fielder-Civil and Sylvester raided the home on February 28, making off with an Xbox, DVD player and jewellery worth £4,000.

The items were stashed in the boot of the car and were recovered and returned to the homeowner.

Judge Scott Wolstenholme said the offences were “very serious”, adding that the two men went equipped for a “serious, professional burglary”.

He jailed both men for 32 months, adding: “This case illustrates the depth people will sink when in the grip of heroin addiction.”

He accepted the fake weapon was not taken on the raid but remained in the vehicle and had been acquired by Sylvester to protect himself from drug dealers.

Fielder-Civil, who has a conviction for GBH and a conviction for a drug offence in another country, mouthed “thank-you” to the judge as he was sentenced and smiled and waved at his partner in the public gallery.

Sylvester has 31 previous convictions, including offences involving drugs, violence and burglary. Prosecuting, Miss Alisha Kaye said Sylvester and Fielder-Civil were arrested and the items were found in the boot of the car.

She said black tape had been used to alter the number plate on the vehicle. During police interviews, Fielder-Civil made no comment, while his accomplice remained silent.

Richard Reed, for Fielder-Civil, said his client was “full of remorse and regret” and was profoundly sorry for his involvement in the crime. He said his client was now drug free and intended to remain drug free and was embarrassed to be in court facing a dishonesty charge.

He said his client’s partner was supportive and he had a newborn child to look after once he has completed his sentence.

Mr Reed added: “He is doing his best to turn over a new leaf, be responsible and address his problems.”

Joseph Spencer, for Sylvester, said his client had been a heroin addict since the age of 14 and was now “at an important junction in his life” and was determined to “conquer his addiction”.

Fielder-Civil, of River Lane in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, and Sylvester, of Roundhay Park, in Leeds, admitted possessing an imitation gun and burgling a dwelling.

Fielder-Civil, a former music video assistant, married Winehouse in May 2007 but the couple were divorced in 2009.

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