Former N-Dubz star Dappy has been found guilty of slapping a man at an Essex nightclub.

The 27-year-old, who appears on the court list under his real name Dino Costas Contostavlos, of Fairfolds, Woodcock Hill, Sandridge has been found guilty of assaulting George Chittock after he carried out a "meet and greet" at Chicago's in Chelmsford, Essex.

The musician had denied assault by beating at Chelmsford Magistrates Court during a two-day trial saying he had acted in self defence.