N-Dubz Dappy appears in court to deny affray charge

Dappy

N-Dubz star Dappy, 24, has appeared in court after claims he was involved in a fight at a petrol station which left three men with facial injuries.

The star was arrested after trouble at a forecourt in Surrey in February.

Wearing a white shirt and black tie, he spoke only to confirm his name and address at Guildford Magistrates Court.

Dappy's lawyer said he denied charges of affray. Three other men also deny the charges against them.

Kieran Patrick Vassell, 24, of Hammersmith, London; Kalonji David Stewart, 31, of Harborne, Birmingham; and Alfred James Miller, 27, of Brentford, west London appeared in court with the star.

Magistrates ordered them to return to court on 19 July and continued their unconditional bail order.

After the hearing, Dappy stopped to hug fans outside the court.

He first found fame performing in N-Dubz with his cousin and X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos and bandmate Richard "Fazer" Rawson.

More recently Dappy, whose real name is Dino Costas Contostavlos, has had solo success with singles such as No Regrets which went to number one in the singles chart.

He has also collaborated with Queen guitarist Brian May and Tinchy Stryder.