Court hears Tulisa 'hit man in the eye at music festival'

Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos allegedly hit a man in the eye at a music festival, a court heard today.

Celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan claimed he suffered swelling to his left eye after the N-Dubz star swung her arms towards him at the V Festival in Chelmsford, Essex, last year.

Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos pictured in April. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Prosecutor Matthew McNiff claimed Contostavlos accused Mr Morgan of stalking her, adding, "She saw the opportunity to hit him, and hit him in the eye."

Contostavlos has denied an assault charge linked to the alleged altercation last August.

The 25-year-old appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court with her assistant Gareth Varey, who is accused of threatening behaviour, which he also denies.