N-Dubz rapper Dappy, who was found guilty of assault and affray, has lost a challenge against his conviction at the Court of Appeal in London.
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.
A Senior District Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service has given the following statement on Dino Contostavlos' sentence:
– Nigel Knight, CPS
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.
Dappy, dressed in a black V-neck sweater, sighed and shook his head when the verdicts were announced.
The jury, made up of eight men and four women, deliberated for eight hours.
Judge Neil Stewart adjourned the case for pre-sentence reports to be prepared. Sentencing is set to be carried out on February 15.
The jury in the trial of N-Dubz rapper Dappy, who is accused with two friends of affray in connection with a petrol station brawl, has retired to consider its verdict.
The 25-year-old singer, whose real name is Costadinos Contostavlos, is on trial alongside Kieran Vassell, 25, of Hammersmith, west London, and Kalonji Stewart, 32, of Harborne, Birmingham, who both face a single charge of affray.
The case relates to a fight which broke out at a Guildford petrol station in the early hours of February 28 last year, leaving three men with facial injuries.
N-Dubz rapper Dappy has denied sparking a petrol station brawl because he was "disrespected" by two teenage women who called him "boring".
The 25-year-old is charged with affray, two counts of common assault and one of assault by beating in connection with the fight at the Shell garage in Woodbridge Road, Guildford, Surrey, at about 3.30am on February 28 last year.
The trial at Guildford Crown Court has heard that Dappy had been out that night celebrating at a nightclub the release of his new single Rockstar featuring Queen guitarist Brian May.
The case continues.
N-Dubz rapper Dappy sparked a "mob attack" at a petrol station when he spat at two girls who refused to get into a car with him and two friends, a court has heard.
Prosecutors said the 25-year-old singer spat at and insulted the girls after they turned down the invite at a Shell garage in Guildford, Surrey, in the early hours of February 28 last year, before spitting at another man, David Jenkins, who had defended them.
Prosecuting barrister Brian Stork told the jury at Guildford Crown Court that Dappy swung a punch at Mr Jenkins, which launched the "mob-handed, utterly unlawful and aggressive attack."
Two other men, Kieran Vassell and Alfred Miller, who had arrived in a second Mercedes car with other unidentified men, joined the attack, he said. Mr Stork showed the jury brief CCTV footage from the garage of the brawl.
Dappy, who is charged under his real name of Costadinos Contostavlos, denies two counts of common assault on the two women, one of assault by beating, of Mr Jenkins, and one of affray. The trial continues.
N-Dubz rapper Dappy has been charged with affray after a fight at a petrol station left three men with serious facial injuries.
The singer was arrested on March 12 following the incident on the forecourt of a Shell garage in Woodbridge Road, Guildford, in the early hours of February 28.
Dappy and a 27-year-old man allegedly approached two girls and three men and asked the girls to go with them.
When they refused, one of the rejected men allegedly spat at one of the girls.
A fight then allegedly broke out between Dappy and his friend and another group of up to six men.
Surrey Police said the singer was charged under the name Dino Costas Contostavlos at a police station last night.
Three other men have also been charged with affray in relation to the incident.
All four have been bailed to appear before Guildford Magistrates' Court on Thursday, May 24.