Former N-Dubz singer Dappy has been found guilty of assaulting a man in a nightclub in Chelmsford.
The 27-year-old, who appeared under his real name Dino Costas Contostavlos, had denied attacking George Chittock during a public appearance at Chicago's nightclub.
Chair of the bench Angela Tucker said the magistrates had found Contostavlos was not under any physical threat at the time of the incident.
He held is head in his hands as the verdict was delivered.
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