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N-Dubz Dappy Guilty Over Forecourt Fight
N-Dubz frontman Dappy has been found guilty of affray in connection with a brawl at a petrol station.
The 25-year-old was also convicted by a jury at Guildford Crown Court of a charge of assault by beating, which involved him spitting at a man.
The singer was cleared of two charges of common assault in which he was accused of spitting at - but missing - two 19-year-old women.
The week-long trial heard how Dappy had been out on February 27 last year celebrating the release of his single Rockstar featuring Queen guitarist Brian May.
After spending the night in the VIP area of the Casino nightclub in Guildford, Dappy and his friends were travelling back in three cars to a recording studio in Godalming.
They stopped at a Shell garage in Woodbridge Road at about 3.30am, when Dappy approached Grace Cochran and Serena Burton.
Prosecutor Brian Stork said the women had been sitting on the kerb outside the station shop where Dappy tried to persuade them to get into the car with him.
The court was told that when they refused these advances and began to ridicule him, Dappy allegedly became angry and insulted them.
He was then accused of spitting at them but missing - the two counts of common assault faced by the singer.
Mr Stork said a man called David Jenkins who had been talking to the two women then stepped in to protect them, but was spat at by Dappy.
This spitting, which hit Mr Jenkins, made up the charge of assault by beating. The trial was told that saliva was found on Mr Jenkins' T-shirt which had a DNA link to Dappy.
The court heard that Mr Jenkins put the rapper in a headlock, leading to several other people joining in the fight.
This included two other defendants, Kieran Vassell, 25, of west London, and Kalonji Stewart, 32, of Birmingham, who were both charged with affray.
The jury convicted Vassell but cleared Stewart.
A fourth man, Alfred Miller, 28, of west London, had pleaded guilty to affray and his sentencing was adjourned.
The trial heard that Mr Jenkins suffered several broken teeth in the fight while another man, Oliver Billson, suffered a swollen eye and Christopher Gibson sustained a broken nose.
Dappy had denied attempting to pick up the two women and told the court that he only spoke to them to promote his single.
Judge Neil Stewart adjourned the case for reports to be prepared on Dappy and Vassell.
Sentencing will be carried out on February 15. The pair were released on unconditional bail until then.