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UK police send Amy Winehouse death report to wrong address

A confidential report into the death of singer Amy Winehouse was sent to a random member of the public due to an address mix-up, UK police have confirmed. The papers were meant to go to her family.
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Fans leave behind flowers and messages as well as cigarettes and alcohol to remember the pop star Amy Winehouse, who struggled with drink and drugs, and was found dead at her flat in North London on July 23, 2011. (Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)

The file, which contains private details of Winehouse's death, was meant for her family's eyes only.

It was posted to them last week - but police got the address wrong, the Sunday Mirror reports.

They realized their mistake when an unrelated member of the public handed the papers in to a London police station on Friday.

A spokesman for Scotland Yard told the BBC:

"Police were ­informed that material relating to a forthcoming inquest may have been delivered to an incorrect address.

"Inquiries are now under way to establish the full circumstances of this matter."

Winehouse was found dead in her home in London in July.

An inquest into her death will begin this week. The cause of death remains unclear, says the NME; no illegal substances were found in her bloodstream, but her father has suggested that she may have overdosed on anti-anxiety drugs while attempting to detox from alcohol.

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