VIDEO: Watch the moment Dappy slapped man in Chelmsford nightclub

Dappy arriving at court for the first day of his trial on Wednesday

Dappy arriving at court for the first day of his trial on Wednesday

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Chelmsford Weekly News: Matt Abbott by , Chief Reporter

THIS is the moment N Dubz star and Celebrity Big Brother runner-up Dappy slapped a man in a Chelmsford nightclub.

The rapper was found guilty of assault by Chelmsford Magistrates' yesterday.

He had been at city centre nightspot Chicagos on Thursday, February 27, as a special guest, doing a meet and greet.

Dappy, 27, whose real name is Dino Contostavlos, was fined £800 and forced to pay £930 in costs plus a victim surcharge of £80 after being found guilty of assaulting clubber George Chittock.

The singer denied the charge of assault by beating, claiming he struck Mr Chittock in self defence.

This CCTV footage of the alleged attack, lasting about 10 seconds, was played to the court.

Contostavlos and Mr Chittock were in a smoking area along with Contostavlos's minder and two of the club's own door staff at about 2am when he was seen to slap Mr Chittock.

Magistrates said they found Contostavlos was not under any physical threat at the time of the incident.

He held his head in his hands as the verdict was delivered.

Summing up the case, prosecutor Jacqueline Carey had told the court: "It is no defence for anybody, celebrity or otherwise, to say 'I lashed out because he was rude to me'."

Chelmsford Weekly News: George Chittock

George Chittock at court yesterday

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3:18pm Fri 20 Jun 14

The Stinker Returns says...

The footage doesn't show you anything except, funnily enough, that someone firstly grabbed him from behind which could easily have made him feel vulnerable and concerned that something was about to him.
The footage doesn't show you anything except, funnily enough, that someone firstly grabbed him from behind which could easily have made him feel vulnerable and concerned that something was about to him. The Stinker Returns
  • Score: -5

3:36pm Fri 20 Jun 14

whateverhappened says...

In mitigation...they both have faces that look like they need slap
In mitigation...they both have faces that look like they need slap whateverhappened
  • Score: 16

7:01pm Fri 20 Jun 14

MHWoods says...

Zzzzzzz.......
Zzzzzzz....... MHWoods
  • Score: 6

7:36pm Fri 20 Jun 14

tac123 says...

whateverhappened wrote:
In mitigation...they both have faces that look like they need slap
Too true, my immediate thought was 'that's a face that wants slapping'.
[quote][p][bold]whateverhappened[/bold] wrote: In mitigation...they both have faces that look like they need slap[/p][/quote]Too true, my immediate thought was 'that's a face that wants slapping'. tac123
  • Score: 7

7:12am Sat 21 Jun 14

Richy don't shine shoes no more says...

Must be difficult being Dappy. I would want to slap any Dappy fans also.

And let's be honest here, what a whining little maggot, going to the police for receiving a dry slap
Must be difficult being Dappy. I would want to slap any Dappy fans also. And let's be honest here, what a whining little maggot, going to the police for receiving a dry slap Richy don't shine shoes no more
  • Score: -1

10:51am Sat 21 Jun 14

roger moore says...

i can't dappy, think he is a vile disgusting horrible little man. he should be locked away for crimes against music if nothing else lol
i can't dappy, think he is a vile disgusting horrible little man. he should be locked away for crimes against music if nothing else lol roger moore
  • Score: 5

8:08am Sun 22 Jun 14

white_van_ man says...

What ever happened to two blokes having a good old fashioned fight without the police or courts getting involved. Back in the early 90's if someone gave you a slap you take it outside and sort it out like proper men not hide behind the threat of police.
What ever happened to two blokes having a good old fashioned fight without the police or courts getting involved. Back in the early 90's if someone gave you a slap you take it outside and sort it out like proper men not hide behind the threat of police. white_van_ man
  • Score: 2

6:59pm Tue 24 Jun 14

smithy229 says...

your funny zzzzzzzzzzzz not
your funny zzzzzzzzzzzz not smithy229
  • Score: 1

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