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Dappy gets suspended sentence over knife possession charge

By | Published on Tuesday 27 June 2017


Former N-Dubz rapper Dappy has been handed a nine month suspended sentence in relation to the altercation last month in which he was seen near his home in Hatfield brandishing a knife.

Dappy, real name Costadinos Contostavlos, was arrested amidst allegations he had assaulted his partner Imani Campbell, and threatened others with a knife, after a lively argument between the couple at the home they share with their baby daughter spilled out onto the street.

The prosecution ultimately accepted Contostavlos’s not guilty plea in relation to the charge of common assault, but the rapper admitted to being in possession of a knife at the time of the fracas.

Reports last month suggested that, after being told the police had been called, an angry Dappy declared that he would “stab the Old Bill in the face”. He’s also said to have pointed the knife at members of the public who were concerned about Campbell.

However, she played down the significance of the incident in court, insisting that, in Contostavlos, she “couldn’t ask for a better father and partner”.

In addition to the suspended jail sentence, the rapper must attend a relationship programme and was given an additional ten day rehabilitation requirement order.