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Rapper, Dappy has been charged with assault after being accused of attacking a woman and possessing a weapon.

The former N-Dubz star – aka Costadinos Contostavlos – was arrested after an altercation outside the singers home in Hertfordshire on Wednesday.

Following the dramatic incident, the former CBB housemate has now been charged for possession of a bladed article and assault by beating and is due to appear in court on Friday.

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A spokesperson for Herts Police confirmed to Now: ‘Costas Contostavlos, aged 29, of Hatfield, has today (Thursday, May 11) been charged with a Section 4 Public Order offence, possession of a bladed article and assault by beating in relation to an incident that happened on Wednesday, May 10 in Roe Green Close, Hatfield.’

The former chart star, who’s best known for singing alongside cousin Tulisa Contostavlos and pal Fazer, has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Hatfield Remand Court on 12th May charged with the serious offences.

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Following the 29-year-old’s shock arrest, a spokesperson for Herts Police told Mirror Celeb on Thursday: ‘Police were called at 4.30pm on Wednesday May 10 to reports of an incident involving a man and a woman in the street in Roe Green Close, Hatfield.

‘The man threatened the woman before leaving the scene. It is believed he had a knife. No one was seriously injured.’

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They went on: ‘A 29-year-old man was arrested in the local area around 6pm on suspicion of assault ABH and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

‘He was taken to custody for questioning and remains in custody this morning.’

We have contacted Dappy’s representatives for comment.