Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
Chelmsford: Singer Dappy Charged With Assault
Former N-Dubz singer Dappy has been charged with assault outside a nightclub in Chelmsford.
Essex Police said the alleged attack happened in the early hours of yesterday morning (Thursday 27 February).
The 26-year-old, whose real name is Costadinos Contostavlos, has been bailed pending a court appearance.
Dappy was arrested after an appearance at Chicago's nightclub in the city.
He posted a message on Twitter which read: "Had a great night in Chicagos. Crowd was amazing.''
An Essex Police spokesman said: "Costadinos Contostavlos, aged 26, from Sandridge, St Albans, has been charged with an assault by beating following an incident outside a nightclub in Moulsham Street in Chelmsford in the early hours of February 27.
"He has been released on bail prior to his appearance at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on March 19."
Dappy finished in second place on reality show Celebrity Big Brother last month.
Essex's Police and Crime Commissioner is launching a new initiative to prevent youngsters being exploited by gangs.
Abellio selling 40% of the Greater Anglia rail franchise.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Leonne Weeks, 16, who was found dead on a path in Rotherham.
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