Shakin' Stevens found guilty of assault

Wednesday January 13, 2010

Pop star Shakin' Stevens has been found guilty of hitting a photographer with a microphone stand.

The singer - real name Michael Barrett - was fined £300 for assault and criminal damage and ordered to pay the photographer £479 to compensate for his broken camera lens.

The Cardiff-born star is said to be disappointed with the hearing, and insists "he is innocent of the charges brought", his lawyer reveals.

Shakin' Stevens was one of the top-selling UK male artists of the Eighties, with hits including This Ole House and Merry Christmas Everyone.  

Photo: PA

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