Friday, October 29, 2010

Zutons singer sentenced over Liverpool assault

Dave McCabe outside Liverpool Crown Court  
Dave McCabe was found guilty of assault in September

The lead singer of The Zutons has been sentenced for breaking a man's nose in a row outside a Liverpool bar.
Dave McCabe, 29, butted Peter Appleby after his girlfriend was insulted outside Korova bar on Hope Street, on 21 February.
McCabe denied assault claiming he acted in self-defence but was convicted at Liverpool Crown Court last month.
He was ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work and to pay the victim £1,500 in compensation.
He was also told to pay court costs of £3,500.
The Zutons formed in 2001 and have released three albums.
McCabe wrote the band's hit song Valerie, which was covered by Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson.
During his trial the court heard how he reacted violently after one of Mr Appleby's friends mocked his girlfriend's fur-collared coat, saying it looked like she had a beard.
He had been at the bar with his girlfriend, two brothers and other friends after attending his mother's 60th birthday party.

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