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Dizzee Rascal found guilty of assaulting former fiancee

The rapper had denied the allegations

By Nick Reilly

Dizzee Rascal outside Wimbledon Magistrates Court (Picture: Alamy)
Dizzee Rascal outside Wimbledon Magistrates Court (Picture: Alamy)

Dizzee Rascal has been found guilty of assaulting his former fiancee Cassandra Jones.

The Mercury Prize-winning rapper, real name Dylan Mills, faced accusations of assaulting his ex-fiancee during an incident at a property in Streatham, South London, last year.

Mills, who denied all charges, was alleged to have pressed his forehead against Jones’ and subsequently pushed her to the floor during a heated argument on June 8.

The couple, who had been together for nine years, argued when Mills dropped off their daughter on the day of the assault, Wimbledon Magistrates Court heard.

The couple initially split in February 2021 and are believed to share two children.

During the last day of the trial on Monday, boxer David Haye also gave evidence to support Mills’ character.

Haye said: “I would describe Dylan as a stand-up and down-to-earth kind of man. Dylan is a very easy individual to get along with.

“He remained humble, having built himself up from nothing. He would rarely be seen out at celebrity social functions for the simple reason that he prefers to stay at home and spend time with his family.”

The trial began back in February, with the prosecution alleging that Mills had “barged” his way into the property while carrying his son, before “screaming and shouting” and banging his head on a fridge.

He is then said to have approached Jones, “put his forehead against hers and pushed her around the room” and then “pushed her to the ground”.

Mills was arrested at the scene and gave a statement during a police interview in which he denied the allegations.

Mills made waves with the release of his Mercury Prize winning debut album, ‘Boy In Da Corner’, in 2003, and was made an MBE for services to music in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020.

He will be sentenced at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on 8 April