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‘Real Housewives Of Cheshire’ Star Dawn Ward Found Guilty Of Assaulting Sinitta

The judge labelled the whole situation as 'a storm in a teacup'.

11/06/2016 10:52

‘Real Housewives Of Cheshire’ star Dawn Ward was found guilty of assaulting Sinitta on Friday (10 June), after a two-day hearing.

Dawn has been ordered to keep good peace by District Judge Elizabeth Roscoe, though no costs were awarded in the case.

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Dawn Ward

While Dawn was found guilty of common assault, the judge dismissed Sinitta’s claim that the reality TV personality struck, threw a champagne glass and threatened her.

The judge told Westminster Magistrates Court (via ITV News): “'I am going to deal with it quite unusually because I think this quite frankly is, to use an old-fashioned phrase, ‘a storm in a teacup’.”

“I am satisfied so that I am sure that Ms Ward prodded or poked Ms Malone. It was an assault by beating. It was unlawful - on that alone I find the case proved.”

Speaking outside the courtroom after the verdict, Dawn told reporters: “I am disappointed the court has found a prod to Sinitta's shoulder to amount to the lowest form of common assault.

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Sinitta

“I am however delighted that the court found me to be a truthful witness and rejected Sinitta's complaint that I punched her and tried to glass her.

“They were disgraceful allegations which were untrue and the court did not accept her evidence.”

The hearing was preceded one at Hammersmith Magistrates Court, which took place in September last year.

The initial incident took place at Mayfair restaurant Salmontini le Resto in April 2015.

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