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Last Updated: Tuesday, 18 January, 2005, 16:42 GMT
Rapper Harvey 'assaulted officer'
Harvey is trying to make it as a solo singer, TV host, actor and model
So Solid Crew rapper Harvey has been charged with assaulting a police officer after he was pulled over for suspected motoring offences.

Police say they used CS gas when Harvey tried to resist arrest in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, on Monday.

He was also charged with driving while disqualified, using threatening words and behaviour and driving without insurance, Hertfordshire police said.

He was bailed to appear at St Albans Magistrates Court on 1 February.

TV performer

Real name Michael Junior Harvey, the 25-year-old was part of the So Solid Crew garage music collective that burst onto the scene with a string of hits in 2001 and 2002.

His only solo single, Get Up And Move, reached number 24 in the UK chart in 2002.

He has also presented TV shows such as T4, appeared on reality TV shows including Channel 4's The Games and Sky One's The Match and is also trying to forge a career as an actor and model.

Harvey also plays football for Sussex-based semi-professional side Lewes, in the Conference South league.

His fiancee, Alesha Dixon of female R&B group Mis-Teeq, is from Welwyn Garden City.

Harvey's manager said he could not comment on the allegations until receiving details from the solicitor.



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