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R&B star held over assault claims
Ms Dynamite
Ms Dynamite won the Mercury Music Prize in 2002
R&B star Ms Dynamite has been arrested over allegations of an assault in a central London restaurant.

The 23-year-old Mercury Music Prize winner was released on bail after reporting to police last week.

The alleged incident took place at a restaurant in Wardour Street, Soho, on 17 September.

Ms Dynamite, real name Niomi McLean-Daley, must again report to police in November. She has had three Top 40 hits in the UK including It Takes More.

Outspoken star

She won the coveted Mercury Music Prize for her album A Little Deeper in 2002 and has won a string of prizes since, including two Brit Awards and three MOBOs.

Ms Dynamite took part in a London Stop the War rally and has performed for causes including Oxfam's Make Trade Fair campaign.

The outspoken star also made a plea to stop the rising tide of gun crime at a memorial for two girls shot dead at a New Year party in Birmingham in 2003.

Last year Ms Dynamite was named media personality of the year at the Race in the Media Awards.

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