Former N'Dubz singer Dappy charged with assault


Former N'Dubz singer Dappy has been charged with assault.

Essex Police said the alleged attack happened outside a nightclub in Chelmsford in the early hours of Thursday.

The 26-year-old has been bailed whilst a date is set for him to appear in court.

He was held after an appearance at Chicago's nightclub in the city and had tweeted: "Had a great night in Chicago's. Crowd was amazing."

Dappy was charged under his real name of Costadinos Contostavlos.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "Costadinos Contostavlos, aged 26, from Sandridge, St Albans, has been charged with an assault by beating following an incident outside a nightclub in Moulsham Street in Chelmsford in the early hours of February 27."

N'Dubz were made up of (from l-r) Fazer, Dappy and Tulisa.

In January, Dappy came second on reality show Celebrity Big Brother.

Earlier this week he was told he was no longer under the threat of bankruptcy after paying off an outstanding tax bill.

He had owed about £140,000 to HM Revenue & Customs but they withdrew a bankruptcy petition against the singer.

An official from HMRC told a judge at a hearing in the High Court in London that the tax debt had been paid, later revealing how much the rapper had owed.

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