Former boy band star charged with assault

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Ex-Blue member accused of assaulting a taxi driver

Lee Ryan, formerly a member of boy band Blue, has been charged with assault after he allegedly attacked a taxi driver in Surrey.

The alleged attack occurred on New Year’s Eve after a minor traffic accident in Oxted. Surrey police told BBC News that Ryan had been charged with common assault.

The singer will appear before magistrates in Redhill on February 29.