N-Dubz rapper avoids jail

N-Dubz rapper Dappy has avoided jail after being given a six-month sentence for assault and affray in connection with a fight he started at a petrol station after he was "disrespected" by two teenage women. The singer broke down in tears.

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Dappy's co-defendants sentenced to 33 months in jail

Dino Contostavlos, better known as Dappy from N-Dubz, was given a suspended six-month sentence while two co-defendants received a total of 33 months' imprisonment.

  • Alfred Miller - 19 months imprisonment plus total of £4,500 to victims and £1,000 prosecution costs
  • Kieran Vassell -14 months imprisonment plus total of £1,500 to victims and £500 prosecution costs
  • Dino Contostavlos - Six months imprisonment for affray suspended for 18 months plus 14 days to run concurrently for assault by beating, 150 hours of unpaid work, plus total of £4,500 to victims and £2,000 prosecution costs.
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Prosecutor: Dappy involved in 'gratuitous attack'

A Senior District Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service has given the following statement on Dino Contostavlos' sentence:

This case involved a violent attack on three young men on a night out, who were admirably attempting to protect two girls they had just met.

Anyone in the situation these victims found themselves in would have feared for their own safety.

Unable to defend themselves, they were left with numerous injuries as a result of a gratuitous attack.

– Nigel Knight, CPS

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'Dappy' sentenced to six months' suspended sentence

N-Dubz rapper Dappy, real name Dino Costas Contostavlos, leaves Guildford Crown Court
N-Dubz rapper Dappy, real name Dino Costas Contostavlos, leaves Guildford Crown Court Credit: PA

N-Dubz rapper Dappy was given a six-month sentence suspended for 18 months for assault and affray at Guildford Crown Court today for a brawl he sparked at a petrol station. The singer broke down in tears and shouted 'yes' as the sentence was delivered.

Three other men were also convicted for the attack in February last year.