As his trial on charges of assault, common assault and affray continues, Dappy was yesterday accused of starting the brawl from which the charges stem, which took place at a petrol station in Guildford last February.
Prosecution lawyer Brian Stork told Guildford Crown Court yesterday that Dappy and three friends – two of whom, Kieran Vassell and Kalonji Stewart, are also standing trial with him – pulled into the petrol station in the early hours of 28 Feb. Dappy, he said, got out of his car and spoke to two girls who were sitting in a group on the kerb. He then asked them to get into the car with him and, when they refused, he called one ugly and spat at them both.
According to Stork, a man the women were with, David Jenkins, whom they had just met, then stood up to defend them, at which point Dappy also spat at him before throwing a punch. Jenkins then put Dappy into a headlock, at which point the other two defendants allegedly became involved, resulting in a larger fight in which Jenkins lost some teeth.
All three accused men deny their charges. The trial continues today.
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