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Dappy’s Guildford Trial Postponed

Published on: 24 Aug, 2012
Updated on: 29 Aug, 2012

Dappy – Guildford Court Case postponed until next year

Costadinos Contostavlos or ‘Dappy’, as he is known to his fans, the 25 year old rapper who, with three other men, has been charged with affray at the Shell Petrol Station in Woodbridge Road, has had his trial postponed until January.

Guildford Crown court were told by Dappy’s lawyer yesterday (23 Aug): “My client is in the music industry and he has a number of commitments.

”His debut [solo] album, [‘Bad Intentions’] is due to be released on October 8th and he is on tour from November 28th to December 21st.

”£1 million has been invested in him and the band. The only way this money can be made back is if it’s properly promoted.”

Judge Christopher Critchlow said: “I have to be fair to the other defendants and witnesses in this case” but he did, in the end, agree to a postponement. The trial which is expected to last 7 to 10 days will begin on 7 January. “You are all on unconditional bail,” Critchlow reminded the four defendants. If convicted they could face up to six months in prison, plus a fine of £5,000.

The other three men that face trial with Dappy are: Kieran Patrick Vassell, Kalonji David Stewart, and Alfred James Miller. The group allegedly got involved in an altercation at a Shell petrol station in Guildford in April, leaving, it is said, three men with ”serious facial injuries”. All four men deny the charges made against them.

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