- 08 Apr 22
Grime artist Dizzee Rascal has been handed a restraining order and an electronic tag to monitor his movements.
Dizzee Rascal appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court this morning to be sentenced for attacking his ex-fiancee during a confrontation over child custody and financial affairs.
The London rapper, whose real name is Dylan Mills, was found guilty last month of assaulting Cassandra Jones by shoving her to the ground during a fight at a south London residential property on June 8th of last year.
The grime artist, whose 2003 debut album Boy in da Corner won the UK's prestigious Mercury Prize, was “frustrated” over custody arrangements for the two children that he shares with Ms. Jones.
Prosecutor Helena Duong alleged that 37-year-old Mills “became very angry and started acting erratically, banging his head three times on the fridge with his son in his arms.” Ms. Jones claims that he then “put his forehead on my forehead and he pushed me around the room.”
Metropolitan Police said at the time of the assault: “Officers attended and a woman reported minor injuries. She did not require hospital treatment.”
At a September 3rd appearance before the Croydon Magistrates’ Court, Mills denied all the charges made against him.
During sentencing at the Croydon Magistrates’ Court, district judge Polly Gledhill told Mills that he had shown “no remorse for this matter” and that he must work to control his actions after he “lost his temper and used violence”.
Mills was given a 24-week curfew and has been ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device. He also received a twelve month restraining order which the judge deemed a “necessary and proportionate” measure.
After the sentencing, Mills was captured on video knocking a camera out of the hands of a photographer and then throwing it across the street outside the court.
A police statement on the incident said: "We are aware of a video that has been shared online showing an incident outside Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on the afternoon of Monday 7 March."
"Should the photojournalist wish to contact us, if they have not done so already, we will be able to provide the appropriate assistance."
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