N-Dubz’s Dappy Found Guilty of Assault, No One is Surprised

Rapper faces jail after allegedly fighting over two girls.

Paul Tamburroby Paul Tamburro

Former member of N-Dubz and behatted nuisance Dappy, pictured above (the one who isn't Brian May in that surreal nightmare of a photograph), was found guilty of affray and assault today. "I'm really surprised by this news as he always seemed like such a well-adjusted gentleman", no one was quoted as saying.

Dappy, who found a modicum of solo success after  N-Dubz split up with tracks such as 'Good Intentions', was caught up in an altercation with a man at a petrol station after allegedly trying to persuade two females to get into his car.

The court heard that when Grace Cochran and Serena Burton, both 19, refused his advances, he called them "sluts" before allegedly attempting to spit on them. This is when David Jenkins, who had previously been talking to the two women, stepped in to protect them. Dappy then spit on Mr Jenkins, with the DNA of saliva found on his t-shirt being linked to the rapper.

Mr Jenkins was then said to have put Dappy, real name Costadinos Contostavlos, in a headlock. Dappy said that being put in a headlock made him fear for his life, saying: "They had it in for me. I feared for my life. This is the worst thing in my life that ever happened."

After Dappy had been put in a headlock, several other people then jumped in to defend him, with Mr Jenkins suffering multiple broken teeth as a result. 

Miss Cochran and Miss Burton also gave evidence, but were said to be "unreliable witnesses" after the court heard that they had told each other that they would "sell their story" to the national newspapers, and Miss Burton had stated in a message that she couldn't remember the details of the altercation, so she would instead "bullshit" when she gave evidence.

The sentencing will be carried out on February 15th with Dappy released on unconditional bail until then.

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