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Jan 22 / Prinza

Ms Dynamite pleads guilty to assaulting a police

Ms Dynamite has pleaded guilty to that charge of assaulting a police officer whilst being held in custody. The singer, real name Niomi McLean-Daley, appeared at Bow Street Magistrates’ at the end of last week and admitted to that charge as well as one of disorderly conduct. As previously reported, Daley was arrested outside a London nightclub on 6 Jan.Prosecutor Audrey Hawkes said: “She was told to calm down on repeated occasions but didn’t. Eventually PC Marles allowed Mr Daley, her brother, to calm her down but she continued to be abusive and was arrested. At the police station, she was abusive again and hit the police officer once with an open palm on the side of the face. There was no injury.”Ms Dynamite’s defence lawyer Anthony Burton explained that the fracas at the night club arose following another incident in which she and her sister were racially abused. He also added that press reports had been exaggerated and that both sides accepted his client had struck the officer in question with an open hand, rather than punching her – which is alright then.Ms Dynamite will return to the court on Tuesday for sentencing. The Judge, Caroline Tubbs, called the conviction “a serious matter of assault on a police officer performing her duty” and stressed that all sentencing options were open, meaning McClean-Daley could end up in prison.Meanwhile, Ms Dynamite’s brother Kingsley Daley, accused of trying to prevent police arresting his sister, pleaded not guilty to a charge of obstructing police. Her friend Carlene Godwin also appeared in court, also pleading not guilty to a public order offence. Both will return to the court on 27 Jan.

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