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Dizzee Rascal appeal - sentence upheld

|News, Domestic abuse

Grime artist Dizzee Rascal's appeal against his domestic violence conviction has been rejected following a hearing at Inner London Crown Court.  

The musician, 38, whose real name is Dylan Mills, was found guilty at a trial in April last year of assaulting his ex-fiancée in June 2021.

Anita Arora, District Crown Prosecutor for London South, said: “We welcome the decision of the court that the conviction and sentence was upheld. The CPS is committed to securing justice for victims of domestic abuse wherever our legal test is met.

"We understand that it is often a very difficult decision for those who suffer any form of domestic abuse to report it to the authorities.

"We encourage any victims of domestic violence to come forward and seek assistance. In this case, we also secured a restraining order, which offered further protection to the victim.”

Notes to editors

  • Dizzee Rascal, a.k.a. Dylan Mills, D.o.B. 18/09/1984 of Sevenoaks
  • Anita Arora is a District Crown Prosecutor for London South
  • The London South Crown Court Unit is a dedicated team, serving the South London, Westminster and City of London communities, prosecuting a wide range of cases deemed too serious or complex to be dealt with in the magistrates’ courts. These cases include conspiracy to murder, attempted murders (requiring the existence of an intention to kill), armed robberies, complex frauds, other serious assaults, some sexual offences (falling short rape and serious sexual offences which are dealt with by another specialist Unit), major public disorder, firearms offences and offences involving the trafficking and supply of drugs. The casework is often high-profile and the Unit frequently prosecutes large scale conspiracies to commit offences, multi-defendant trials and cases involving significant gang activity or other serious organised crime.

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