Three judges reject former N-Dubz singer's case
Dappy has lost his appeal to overturn his assault and affray conviction.
The former N-Dubz singer was not at the Court of Appeal in London to hear three judges headed by the Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge reject his case today (April 30), reports ITV News. The 25-year-old singer was convicted in January in connection with a brawl at a petrol station in Guildford, Surrey and was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court and given a six-month sentence, suspended for 18 months in February. He was also ordered to carry out 150 hours community service. Dappy broke down in tears and shouted “Yes!” at the sentencing verdict back in February.
The original court case heard that Dappy and his friends pulled up in a car at a Shell garage in Guildford, Surrey early on February 28, 2012. He and a friend, Kalonji Stewart, then got out of the car along with a third man. While Stewart went inside the shop Dappy began talking to two girls, who were in a group sitting on the kerb outside. Prosecution lawyer Brian Stork claimed that the N-Dubz rapper tried to persuade the girls to get into the car and reacted angrily when they refused, allegedly calling one ugly and then spitting at them but missing.
The court then heard that a man called David Jenkins, who had just met the two girls, came to their defence. Jenkins said he had put Dappy in a headlock after the singer and his friends became aggressive towards the two girls. He claims a bigger fight then broke out which resulted in him being punched and losing some teeth.