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Last Updated: Friday, 11 April, 2003, 16:00 GMT 17:00 UK
Girls Aloud star denies attack charge
Cheryl Twedy
Cheryl Twedy appeared on the ITV show Pop Stars: The Rivals
Singer Cheryl Tweedy of the chart topping pop band Girls Aloud has denied an alleged racial attack on a nightclub attendant.

Miss Tweedy, 19, of Heaton, Newcastle, appeared before Guildford magistrates in Surrey on Friday.

She is accused of a racially aggravated assault on 39-year-old toilet attendant and part-time law student Sophie Amogbokpa.

The alleged attack is said to have happened at The Drink nightclub in Guildford, Surrey, on 11 January this year.

The singer, a member of the girl band created from the ITV show Pop Stars: The Rivals, has always denied the allegations.

The case was adjourned for a committal hearing at Ms Tweedy's request on 4 June.

She was released on conditional bail.

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