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Dizzee Rascal given community order after he assaulted ex-fiancéé

The rapper was also handed a twelve-month restraining order, described as "necessary and proportionate"

By Nick Reilly

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

Dizzee Rascal has been handed a community order after he was convicted of assaulting his ex-fiancéé.

The rapper, real name Dylan Mills, was last month found guilty of assaulting his ex-partner during an incident at a property in Streatham, South London, last year.

He was found guilty of assaulting Cassandra Jones by pressing his forehead against hers and then pushing her to the ground during a row over child maintenance and visits.

Today (April 8) Mills was sentenced to a community order with a 24 week curfew and was told he must wear an electronic tag.

Appearing at Croydon Magistrates Court, District Judge Polly Gledhill told Mills he needed to work on his behaviour since he “lost his temper and used violence.”

Mills was also handed a twelve-month restraining order, described by the judge as a “necessary and proportionate” measure.

She went on to say that he had shown “no remorse for this matter” and that he “continue[s] to place the blame on Ms Jones – the victim in this case.”

Mills made no response to the claims.

He was initially arrested on June 8 last year on suspicion of common assault and was later released on bail. Metropolitan Police said at the time: “Officers attended and a woman reported minor injuries. She did not require hospital treatment.”

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 also criticised after he left court following the guilty verdict in March and knocked a camera from the hands of a photographer. He proceeded to pick the camera up and threw it across the street.

The rapper first 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.