Former N-Dubz singer Dappy slap case bench retires

Dappy outside Chelmsford Crown Court Image copyright PA
Image caption Dappy, whose real name is Dino Costas Contostavlos, is on trial at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court

Magistrates have retired to consider their verdict in the case of former N-Dubz member Dappy who is accused of slapping a man outside a nightclub.

George Chittock claims he was attacked by the singer after an event at Chicago's in Chelmsford on 27 February.

Dappy, 27, of St Albans, Hertfordshire, is at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court under his real name Dino Costas Contostavlos.

Mr Contostavlos denies assault by beating.

Image caption Dappy was arrested by police and claimed he acted in self-defence

Prosecutor Jaqueline Carey told the court he and Mr Chittock were in a smoking area along with a minder and two of the club's door staff when the alleged incident happened.

The performer was later arrested by police and claimed he acted in self-defence.

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