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Singer Dane Bowers 'lashed out at ex-girlfriend in row over glitter on his face'

Helen William

Published 27/07/2015 | 13:08

File photo: DJ and musician Dane Bowers, as the former Another Level star will appear in court today on an assault charge. Photo: Chris Ison/PA Wire
File photo: DJ and musician Dane Bowers, as the former Another Level star will appear in court today on an assault charge. Photo: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Former Another level singer Dane Bowers lashed out at his ex-girlfriend leaving her with a bloody nose and bruises after she quizzed him about why he had glitter on his face, a court heard.

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Sophie Cahill became suspicious after spotting the glitter as she tried to wake Bowers up on January 29 at about 6.30am.

The couple had already split up but were living separately in the home they shared with Bowers' parents in Croydon, south London.

Ms Cahill pointed to the glitter and said "it takes the piss", she told Croydon Magistrates' Court.

A swearing and angry Bowers allegedly unleashed a violent attack in which he grabbed Ms Cahill by the shoulders, threw her out of a bedroom, hit her in the face, pulled her hair and squeezed her throat, it was claimed.

Ms Cahill, who sobbed briefly as she recalled details of the alleged attack, told the court: "I pointed to the glitter on his face.

"I had caught him in bed with somebody (before) - that obviously gave us trust issues.

"We were still living together and we said that if we are still living under the same roof we would not do anything to disrespect each other and do anything with other people.

"He had been out all night and obviously I jumped to conclusions because of other things he has done in the past."

Bowers, 35, has denied one count of assault by beating.

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