Sam withdraws statement against former Blue star

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Lee Ryan and former fiancée Samantha Miller have split up.

The Blue singer was charged with assault after allegedly striking Sam, 25 – the mother of his 2-year-old son Rayn – as they drove through the West End on 18 August.

Lee strenuosly denied the allegation and charges have now been dropped.

The 27-year-old, who lives in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, appeared at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court today and the charge was officially withdrawn.

‘I have this morning been handed a withdrawal statement dated 25 August, signed by Samantha Miller,‘ said prosecutor Laura Tams.

‘Having taken further instructions there is no longer a realistic prospect of conviction.’

Lee is very relieved at the outcome.

‘He has always maintained his innocence,’ says his publicist Simon Jones, ‘but is sad that such a case had to take place.’