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Crown Prosecution Service issue statement over Tulisa case

The Crown Prosecution Service for the East of England has issued a statement over the prosecution of Former N-Dubz singer and X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos.

Senior District Crown Prosecutor, for the Crown Prosecution Service in the East of England, Sarah Asbrey said:

"It was clear from the evidence that Ms Contonstavlos held a grudge against Mr Morgan for previous comments he had made about her on his blog including a link to her sex tape.

When she saw him at the festival there was an argument between them, which resulted in her assaulting Morgan.

The outcome of this case shows that no-one is above the law and each case will be dealt with on its own merits.”

– Sarah Asbrey

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Tulisa ordered to pay £3,020 after guilty verdict

Tulisa arrives at court
Tulisa arrives at court

Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been convicted of assaulting a celebrity blogger at a music festival.

The N-Dubz star hit Savvas Morgan during an altercation at V Festival in Essex.

She was found guilty by a judge at Stratford Magistrates' Court today.

After being convicted of the assault, Contostavlos was ordered to pay a total of £3,020. This consisted of a £2,700 contribution towards the cost of the prosecution, a £200 fine, a £100 compensation to Mr Morgan and a £20 victim surcharge.

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Tulisa fined £200 for assaulting blogger at festival

Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been fined £200 for assaulting a celebrity blogger at a music festival by a judge at Stratford Magistrates' Court.

After being convicted of the assault, Contostavlos was ordered to pay a total of £3,020.

This consisted of a £2,700 contribution towards the cost of the prosecution, a £200 fine, £100 compensation to Mr Morgan and a £20 victim surcharge.

Tulisa found guilty of festival assault

Tulisa
Tulisa arriving at court

Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been convicted of assaulting a celebrity blogger at an Essex music festival.

The N-Dubz star hit Savvas Morgan during an altercation at the V Festival in Chelmsford.

She was found guilty by a judge at Stratford Magistrates' Court in London today.

Her assistant, Gareth Varey, was cleared of using threatening behaviour during the incident in August last year.

Earlier this week, a drugs trial against Contostavlos collapsed at Southwark Crown Court after the judge said there were "strong grounds" to believe that undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood - known as the Fake Sheikh - had lied in the witness box

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Police say man killed in coach accident was stowaway

A suspected stowaway has been killed when he was hit by a coach after emerging from underneath the vehicle in Norfolk, Police have revealed.

The man, thought to be in his 20s or 30s and of African or Arabic origin, is thought to have climbed beneath the coach as it left Calais in France.

He remained there, unknown to the driver, as the coach travelled almost 200 miles to Bexwell, near Downham Market.

As the coach reversed into its home depot at D&H Harrods Coaches, the man was hit and died at the scene from his injuries, Norfolk Police said.

A Health and Safety Executive investigation is underway.

Police: Family are being supported by trained officers

Bedfordshire Police say the family of a teenager missing in a Clophill lake are being supported by specially trained officers.

Superintendent Rob McCaffray of the Local Policing Team said:

This is obviously a very tragic and upsetting incident for the family of this young man and we are doing all that we can to support them at this time.

Our officers have been at the location throughout the night supported by the Thames Valley Police Underwater Search Team and Norfolk Police Dive Team and the search is continuing.

While I appreciate that the amount of activity in Clophill will cause some disruption for local residents I would ask that people who use the area for dog walking or other recreational pursuits, please stay away so that our officers can undertake this search without hindrance.”

– Supt Rob McCaffray

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Bedfordshire Police on the non-emergency 101 number, or text information to 07786 200011.

Villager: This was an accident waiting to happen

A 17-year-old boy is feared drowned in a Bedfordshire lake.

This was an accident waiting to happen. Once the Fullers Earth had been extracted, we wanted to take over the land ourselves and turn it into a leisure park for the village, which would have had proper security and supervision.

That hasn't happened and children have been climbing over the fence getting into the water. It's been going on for ages. The problem is that it used to be a quarry and the water is very, very deep.

This has happened at the start of the summer holidays and kids have been going down there since the hot weather began."

– Villager
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