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Singer Dappy denies club assault

Former N-Dubz singer Dappy has denied assaulting a man outside a nightclub.

The 26-year-old, whose real name is Costadinos Contostavlos, is accused of attacking the man in the early hours of February 27 after he made an appearance at Chicago's nightclub in Chelmsford, Essex.

He pleaded not guilty at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court to one count of assault by beating.

Dappy, of St Albans, Hertfordshire, stood in the dock in a white shirt, black trousers and black trainers as the charge was read to him.

He was granted unconditional bail and will stand trial at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on June 18.

The singer finished in second place on reality show Celebrity Big Brother in January.

Following the hearing Dappy was led by a minder through a pack of press photographers, a dark jacket covering his head, and bundled into a black Audi before speeding away.

He was later seen doing some shopping in Chelmsford, loading the boot of his car with an armful of bags from Topshop before popping into a Ladbrokes betting shop.

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