News 28 June 2017
Author: Trudy Barry

The result of Dappy’s court case is in

Author Trudy Barry
28 June 2017

Dappy has been given a nine-month prison sentence suspended for two years, it has been announced.

He was facing charges after wielding a knife during an argument with his girlfriend outside their shared home in Hatfield, Hertfordshire on May 10.

Dappy, real name Costadinos Contostavlos, admitted pointing a butcher’s knife at his partner and neighbours. However when his girlfriend Imani Campbell took to the stand she backed her boyfriend saying  “I think when a male and a female are in a relationship and an argument occurs, the male may come across as the bad one, and that’s not always the case.”

“He takes care of me and my daughter. I couldn’t ask for a better father for my daughter or a partner for me.”

Dappy and Campbell have an 18-month-old daughter.

Upon hearing that the sentence would be suspended Dappy “wept” in court and exclaimed, “Thank you, your honour. Thank you so much.”

The judge, Nigel Lithman QC, said that moving forward Dappy needed to “act as a proper role model”.