CONVICTED: Dappy guilty of assault and affray
DINO CONTOSTAVLOS, known more commonly as “Dappy” from music group N-Dubz, has been handed a suspended six-month prison sentence, a fine and unpaid work after a court found him guilty of affray and assault.
The conviction of the rapper and co-defendants Alfred Miller and Kieran Vassell relates back to an attack in February 2012 on three men at a petrol forecourt in Guildford. The incident was sparked by Contostavlos spitting at two girls, who apparently rejected his advances.
The ruling was decided in a trial at Guildford Crown Court.
The victims, trying to help the girls, suffered facial injuries – one had nine teeth broken and another received a fractured nose.
“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”, said Nigel Knight, a Crown Prosecution Service prosecutor.
“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”, he added.
Miller and Vassell were given 19 and 14-month sentences respectively.
Dappy, 25, will have to do 150 hours of unpaid work and pay £4,500 to the victims and £2,000 for prosecution costs.
His sentence is suspended for 18 months and 14 days.