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Police have launched a murder investigation after a woman was killed and a man seriously injured in an attack in Chelmsford in the early hours of this morning.
A 31-year-old man was arrested when officers were called to a house on Pines Road at 1:30am to reports of an assault. When they arrived they found a dead woman and a man with life threatening injuries. Both of them were in their 50s.
The injured man is being treated at Broomfield Hospital in the town.
The investigation is being led by DI Stephen Ellis from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate and anyone with information is asked to call 101.
Dappy was fined £800 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £80 and costs of £930.
It was no doubt a regrettable incident but one that was over very quickly and left a person red faced and very, very angry.He is a polarising figure who is clearly liked by a great many people but he is equally disliked by many others.
Summing up the case, prosecutor Jacqueline Carey had told the court:
It is no defence for anybody, celebrity or otherwise, to say 'I lashed out because he was rude to me'.
Dappy appeared on the court list under his real name Dino Costas Contostavlos. He had denied attacking George Chittock in the early hours of February 27 during a public appearance at Chicago's nightclub in Chelmsford. Dappy claimed he lashed out in self-defence.
But he was convicted by magistrates at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court. 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.
Former N-Dubz singer Dappy has been found guilty at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court of assaulting a man in a nightclub.
- Dappy, whose real name is Costadinos Contostavlos, stood in the dock in a white shirt, black trousers and black trainers as the charge was read to him
- He was granted unconditional bail and will stand trial at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on June 18
- Dappy was later seen doing some shopping in Chelmsford, loading the boot of his car with an armful of bags from Topshop before popping into a Ladbrokes betting shop
Former N-Dubz singer Dappy has denied assaulting a man outside a nightclub in Essex.
Dappy, whose real name is Costadinos Contostavlos, is accused of attacking the man on February 27 at Chicago's nightclub in Chelmsford, Essex.