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Dappy arrested over assault and knife possession

By | Published on Friday 12 May 2017


Former N-Dubz star Dappy has been charged with public order offences, after being arrested earlier this week on suspicion of assaulting a woman and carrying a knife in public.

According to The Sun, Dappy, real name Costadinos Contostavlos, was detained after armed police were called to a residential street in Hatfield, where the musician lives, on Wednesday afternoon. He is alleged to have hit a woman with a tennis racket, and later threatened to “stab the Old Bill in the face”.

A neighbour told the newspaper: “Dappy and the girl were screaming and shouting and – when he heard that the police had been called – he shouted, ‘I’ll stab the Old Bill’. He had her pinned down on the driveway and was hitting her with a tennis racket. He was really laying into her and they were spitting at each other”.

Four students are said to have come to the woman’s aid, at which point Dappy fled into his house. Armed police then arrived and forced their way through the door.

In a statement, Hertfordshire Police confirmed: “The man threatened the woman before leaving the scene. It is believed he had a knife. No one was seriously injured”.

The police charges were confirmed this morning by the BBC.