Dappy found guilty of assault and affray
By Andy Malt | Published on Friday 18 January 2013
Former N-Dubber Dappy was found guilty of affray and one count of assault at Guildford Crown Court yesterday, concluding his trial over a fight at a petrol station in the town just under a year ago.
As previously reported, Dappy was accused of approaching two nineteen year old women, Grace Cochran and Serena Burton, at the Guildford filling station in the early hours of 28 Feb last year. When they refused a request to get into his car, he became angry and spat at them. Another man, David Jenkins, came to the women’s defence and a fight broke out.
Dappy and two of his entourage, Kieran Vassell and Kalonji Stewart, pleaded not guilty to the charges against them, and Dappy’s defence was that he had simply been trying to promote his new single when he himself was attacked. But, while a jury found him not guilty of common assault by spitting at the two women, he was found guilty of assault by beating and affray.
The popstar will be sentenced next week, along with Vassell, who was found guilty of affray, and a fourth man, Alfred Miller, who previously pleaded guilty to the charge. Stewart was found not guilty of affray.