N-Dubz rapper Dappy 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.

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 given 6 month suspended sentence for assault

N-Dubz rapper Dappy, real name Dino Costas Contostavlos, leaves Guildford Crown Court Credit: Anthony Devlin/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.

Dappy faces prison sentence for assault and affray

The trial heard that he had spat at a man who had stepped in to protect two 19-year-olds who Dappy had started arguing with after they rejected his advances.

The jury was told that Dappy became angry, sparking the brawl, after the girls "dissed him" and called him boring.

Co-defendant Kieran Vassell, 25, of Hammersmith, west London, was also found guilty of affray and is to be sentenced alongside Dappy, as well as Alfred Miller, 28, of Brentford, west London, who pleaded guilty to affray.

A fourth defendant, Kalonji Stewart, 32, of Harborne, Birmingham, was found not guilty of the same offence.

Dappy faces a maximum sentence of three years' imprisonment for affray and six months for assault by beating.

N-Dubz rapper Dappy facing jail term

Dappy is due to be sentenced for assault and affray. Credit: PA Wire

N-Dubz rapper Dappy is facing a possible jail term when he is sentenced for assault and affray in connection with a fight he started at a petrol station after he was "disrespected" by two teenage women.

A jury at Guildford Crown Court found the 25-year-old singer guilty of the two offences following a nine-day trial last month.

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