Dappy facing jail for club attack

Published: Thursday 6th November 2014 by The News Editor

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Former N-Dubz singer Dappy could be jailed today after he carried out a nightclub attack while serving a suspended sentence for a petrol station brawl.

The 27-year-old, who was tried under his real name Costadinos Contostavlos, was found guilty in September of punching a man on the dancefloor of the Evissa nightclub in Reading, Berkshire.

Reading Magistrates’ Court heard that the fight broke out in the early hours of October 6 last year because Contostavlos, from Hatfield in Hertfordshire, began chatting to a man’s girlfriend and female friend, and t he singer punched the man after he told him not to talk to the women.

This took place while he was serving a six-month prison sentence suspended for 18 months for affray and assault at a petrol station in Guildford, Surrey, in February 2012.

The trial at Guildford Crown Court heard he sparked a ”mob-handed attack” when he spat at two teenagers, leading to a fight in which three men were seriously injured.

He is due to appear at the same court at 2pm today.

Sentencing for the nightclub attack was adjourned at Reading Magistrates’ Court last month when District Judge Davinder Lachhar ruled that the case should be sent to Crown Court because Contostavlos was “in breach” of the suspended jail term.

He was sentenced to a community order in November 2005 for possessing a bladed weapon in a public place, while i n September 2007 he was given 40 hours of community service for battery when he pushed a taxi driver following an argument.

In December 2008 he was given a four-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay compensation for two battery offences which related to him spitting at two women.

He was fined £800 in June this year for lashing out and slapping a man at a nightclub in Chelmsford, Essex.

Published: Thursday 6th November 2014 by The News Editor

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