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Reggae star Finley Quaye in Leith assault charge

Finley Quaye
Image caption Finley Quaye was born in Edinburgh in March 1974 and won a MOBO for best reggae act in 1997

Reggae star Finley Quaye has pleaded not guilty to assaulting a woman in an allegedly racially aggravated attack in Edinburgh.

Quaye denies repeatedly spitting on Jobely Flores' face and striking her on the head to her injury in Leith Walk on 8 October 2011.

Mr Quaye was not at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday. His lawyer entered his not guilty plea.

A trial date was set for 24 August 2012.

Quaye, who now lives in London, was born in Edinburgh in March 1974 and won a MOBO for best reggae act in 1997.

He also won a Brit Award for Best Male Solo Artist the following year after securing two top 20 hits from his debut album Maverick A Strike.

His mum Sharon McGowan died when he was aged 10 and his father Cab Kaye was a jazz musician.

Quaye has worked with other musicians such as Iggy Pop, Primal Scream and West Indian musical legend Lee Scratch Perry.

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