January 7, 2006

Ms Dynamite charged with assaulting British cop

LONDON (Reuters) - Award winning British rapper Ms Dynamite
has been charged with assaulting a female police officer after
a fracas outside a London nightclub.

"A 25-year-old was charged with assaulting a female police
officer and with disorderly conduct on January 6," a
Metropolitan police spokeswoman said on Saturday.

Ms Dynamite, real name Niomi McLean-Daley, won the coveted
Mercury Music Prize for her album "A Little Deeper" in 2002 and
has won a string of prizes since, including Brit Awards and
MOBOs (Music of Black Origin).

The star's brother, Kingsley Daley, 22, was charged with
obstructing the police, while a women, Carlene Godwin, 24 was
charged with creating a public disorder in connection with the

All three will appear before Bow Street Magistrates Court
on Jan 13, police said.