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19 June 2014, 12:16
Former N-Dubz singer Dappy has been found guilty of assaulting a man in a nightclub in Chelmsford.
The 27-year-old, who appeared on the court list under his real name Dino Costas Contostavlos, had denied attacking George Chittock in the early hours of February 27 during a public appearance at Chicago's nightclub in Chelmsford.
Dappy claimed he lashed out in self-defence but magistrates at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court have found him guilty.
Chair of the bench Angela Tucker said the magistrates had found Contostavlos was not under any physical threat at the time of the incident.
He held is head in his hands as the verdict was delivered.
Summing up the case, prosecutor Jacqueline Carey had told the court: "It is no defence for anybody, celebrity or otherwise, to say 'I lashed out because he was rude to me'."