Dappy Accused Of Starting Petrol Station Brawl
N-Dubz star allegedly spat at two women before trying to punch a man...
The Good Intentions rapper appeared at Guildford Crown Court in Surrey yesterday (8th January) to deny two counts of common assault on the women, one of assault by beating and one of affray.
Two other men, Kieran Vassell, 25, from Hammersmith in West London, and 32-year-old Kalonji Stewart from Harborne in Birmingham, also appeared in court to deny affray.
According to the BBC, prosecution lawyer Brian Stork told the court how Dappy - real name Costadinos Contostavlos - tried to get the two women in a vehicle and when they refused, he called one of them ugly and spat at them but missed.
Stork stated: "They were not interested in him and so his attitude changed. Instead of being polite he became rude."
The jury were then told how Dappy spat and tried to punch David Jenkins - who stepped in to help the girls - with a barrister telling the court "it all kicked off" between the men.
Stork then showed CCTV footage, which allegedly showed two other men attacking Mr Jenkins and his two pals.
Dappy is thought to have got involved when he was released from a headlock, with tests on a saliva stain found on Jenkins' jacket showing a DNA link to Dappy - who denies spitting at anyone.
Instead, Stork revealed how Dappy told police when he was arrested that he was the one who was attacked and then put in a head lock and when his security came to help, he got into a car.
When giving his evidence, Jenkins disputed Dappy's original statement saying he had put the 25-year old into a head lock after Contostavlos had acted 'aggressively' towards the women.
He went on to add that a bigger brawl then broke out, which left him being punched in the face and losing several teeth.
The trial continues.