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Brit Awards 2017: David Bowie handed two gongs

The late David Bowie won two awards at the Brits as emotional tributes were paid to former Wham! star George Michael.

The ceremony at London's O2 arena also saw success for Little Mix, the 1975 and Emeli Sande, with performances including Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Robbie Williams.

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The 1975 win British Group award at Brits

The 1975 won the best British Group award Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA

The 1975 have been named best British Group at the 2017 Brit Awards.

Describing the win as "mental" the group used their time on the stage to send a message.

They said: "A lot of the time people in pop music and in the broader public consciousness are told to stay in their lane, you stay in your lane when it comes to talking about social issues. But if you have a platform don't do that please don't do that."

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