Amy Winehouse Charged with Assault

03/06/2009 at 07:05 AM EST

Amy Winehouse Charged with Assault
Amy Winehouse
So much for a quieter life. Amy Winehouse may have just returned from a sun-kissed Caribbean vacation and moved into a suburban home – but she faces more trouble on the horizon.

The singer, 25, has been charged with assault after an alleged incident in September at the posh End Of Summer Ball in London's Berkeley Square. She has been ordered to court later this month.

A spokesman for London's Metropolitan Police tells PEOPLE, "The singer has been charged. She will appear on bail at City of Westminster Magistrates Court on Tuesday 17th March charged with common assault."

The police do not name the person whom Winehouse is alleged to have assaulted, though the spokesman confirms, "It is connection with an incident in Berkeley Square on the 26th September 2008."

It is understood Winehouse, who has been caught up in scuffles before but never charged with an offense, answered police bail Thursday and was formally arrested and charged.

Her rep didn't return calls for comment.

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