Bowers on trial for Butlins assault

Messenger Newspapers: Dane Bowers is accused of assault at Butlins in Bognor Regis Dane Bowers is accused of assault at Butlins in Bognor Regis

Former Celebrity Big Brother star Dane Bowers will stand trial today accused of assault following an alleged brawl at a Butlins holiday camp.

The former Another Level singer was the headline act at a 1990s night at the resort in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, when the incident occurred on April 20.

The 34-year-old DJ, from Ambercroft Way, Coulsdon, Surrey, who once dated model Katie Price, pleaded not guilty to two charges of assault by beating when he appeared in court on May 15.

His brother, electrician Wade Bowers, 31, of Kingswood Way, South Croydon, also appeared in court and pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of cocaine but not guilty to three counts of assault by beating.

A third man, builder Terry Kean, 35, of Limpsfield Road, South Croydon, also pleaded guilty to cocaine possession but not guilty to using threatening words.

All three defendants were released on unconditional bail until the two-day trial starting today at Chichester Magistrates' Court.

Bowers, a former Brit School student, became famous in the late-1990s as a member of R&B band Another Level and after the group disbanded he sang a duet, Out Of Your Mind, with Victoria Beckham.

He appeared in Celebrity Big Brother in 2010.

Bowers is starring in a reality documentary series, The Big Reunion, on ITV2 where he is part of a band called 5th Story with fellow solo singers Gareth Gates, Kenzie, Kavana and Adam Rickitt.

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