N-Dubz Dappy trial witnesses planned to sell story for 'a grand' and to send 'the **** down' in series of online messages
Messages read in court sent by two teenage women witnesses this weekThe pair at centre of case admit they planned to sell their story after trialOne message said: 'Let's get rich and sell our story', court heardCourt told Dappy approached teenagers and said: 'All right sexy girls'Women allegedly called him 'boring' so he spat and called them 'sluts' Brawl that followed left two men with broken teeth and a broken noseDappy denies two counts of common assault on the
two women, one of assault by beating and one of affray
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Accused: Dappy and three other men are charged with affray after an attack on a man at a petrol station in February 2012
'People came out from cars which were parked up on the forecourt.
'Serena ran inside. She was calling my name but I just stayed sitting down.
'I can't really remember seeing much of the fight.
'I remember looking at my feet and seeing someone laying on the floor and they were being kicked as they were laying there.'
In the aftermath Miss Cochran said she saw the group of three men she and her friend had been chatting to before the fight erupted.
'One of them had a lot of chipped teeth on his bottom jaw.
'One had a broken nose or a bleeding nose and one had a swollen-up eye.'
She added: 'When I saw the state the three males were left in it made me feel sick that someone would do that to them.'
Violent: Dappy is alleged to have sparked a mass brawl at this Shell Garage, in Guildford Surrey
The No Regrets singer and associates
Kieran Patrick Vassell and Kalonji David Stewart are accused of brawling
on a petrol station forecourt.
Vassell and Stewart all deny a charge of affray.
Co-accused Alfred James Miller pleaded guilty to a single charge of affray at Guildford Crown Court ahead of the start of the trial of the remaining three defendants.
The tattooed performer was sporting a
pair of dark glasses and carrying a bottle of Lucozade as he arrived at
court. He removed the sunglasses before entering the dock, where he wore
a white shirt and dark blue tie as he listened to the evidence.
Under cross-examination from Paul Greaney QC, representing Dappy, Miss Cochran denied using the case to gain fame.
Mr Greaney asked about the messages posted on Twitter by Miss Cochran and Miss Burton this week.
In one, on Monday evening, Serena wrote: 'Ha ha ha love life now we're famous', to which Miss Cochran replied: 'Buzzing to be papped'.
Mr Greaney asked: 'Did that message mean you were excited to be photographed coming in to court'
Miss Cochran answered: 'Yes, I suppose, in a way.'
Assaulted: David Jenkins says he lost or broke teeth after being hit in the mouth during the fight
As he listened to the answers from the dock, Dappy was seen to shake his head and also place his head in his hands.
Mr Greaney then asked whether Miss Cochran intended to sell her story following the conclusion of the trial, to which she replied: 'Me and Serena have discussed it, yes.'
Police seized both Miss Cochran and Miss Burton's BlackBerry smartphones this week following the Twitter postings.
The court heard that Dappy had previously pleaded guilty at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court to two offences of battery in an earlier and unconnected incident.
These charges related to an incident on November 18, 2008, where he spat at a woman and the spittle hit her in the face as well as another woman, the court heard.
Detective Constable Alex Boxall, of
Surrey Police, said that when he arrested Dappy at his recording studio
after the Guildford incident, the singer said to him: 'I was the one who
When interviewed by police, Dappy denied spitting at anyone and said he had only spoken to the girls about his new single.
Old times: Dino 'Dappy' Contostavlos with his N-Dubz bandmates, cousin Tulisa and Richard 'Fazer' Rawson
He said he has been 'victimised' and was the 'happiest man on earth' on the night of the incident as he was out to celebrate the release of his impending album.
He said: 'I walked over to the girls and said my new single Rockstar with Brian May is out on Monday, go and buy it.'
He added: 'They were just being rude to me, I just said hello, promoting my single, I said 'Hi, my single (with) Brian May is coming out.
'Two guys coming out, being put in a headlock, bam, that's all I remember.'
He continued: 'Someone put me on the ground, in a headlock straight away.
'One of my security tried to get him off me, we all fell on the ground and I get put in a car after that.'
Speaking to Mr Boxall in the interview, Dappy denied starting the violence or hitting anyone and said: 'Come on officer-man, who attacked who'
Dappy said during the interview that he was drunk on that night having had six or seven shots of Jack Daniel's and sambuca in a local nightclub called Casino.
He said: 'We just went there to celebrate because my second single had just been released.'
Denying spitting at the two women and the man, he said: 'No way would I spit, I don't spit. I have two kids, my mum didn't bring me up that way.'
The trial, before a jury of eight men and four women, continues.