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Former N-Dubz singer Dappy denies assault

Former N-Dubz singer Dappy has denied assaulting a man outside a nightclub.

Former N-Dubz singer Dappy has denied assaulting a man outside a nightclub Credit: PA

The 26-year-old, whose real name is Costadinos Contostavlos, is accused of attacking the man in the early hours of February 27 after he made an appearance at Chicago's nightclub in Chelmsford, Essex.

He pleaded not guilty at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court to one count of assault by beating.

Dappy to appear in court on assault charge

Former N-Dubz singer Dappy will appear in court today charged with assault.

The former N-Dubz singer will appear in court later today. Credit: Press Association

The charge relates to an alleged attack outside an nightclub in Chelmsford in the early hours of February 27, Essex Police said.

The 26-year-old, whose real name is Costadinos Contostavlos, was granted bail ahead of the hearing at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court.

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Dappy posts picture of horse that 'busted' him open

Dappy was hospitalised after being kicked in the face by the horse. Credit: Twitter/@TheDappy

Former N-Dubz star Dappy seems to have forgiven the horse that kicked him in the face after posting a picture of him alongside the horse.

"This is the B******* that Bust me open! #LOL," he wrote alongside a picture of him in a Christmas-themed onesie stroking the horse .

The controversial star was hospitalised after falling off the animal before being kicked in the face.

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

Dappy to be sentenced next month

N-Dubz rapper Dappy has been found guilty at Guildford Crown Court of affray and assault following a brawl at a petrol station.

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.

Jury out in N-Dubz rapper Dappy's assault trial

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.

N-Dubz rapper Dappy trial
N-Dubz rapper Dappy. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

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.

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