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Wednesday, 26 November, 1997, 10:25 GMT
Charges dropped against Lee Chapman
The Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to prosecute the former footballer Lee Chapman for an alleged attack on his actress wife.

Chapman, 37, was charged with common assault and criminal damage after his wife, Men Behaving Badly star Lesley Ash, called the police to the couple's home in south London.

A CPS spokeswoman said: "Both charges against Mr Chapman have been discontinued due to insufficient evidence. The witnesses have made withdrawal statements."

Chapman was due to appear before magistrates at Battersea, south-west London, on Wednesday.

The couple run a wine bar called Barfly in London's trendy Fulham Road and present a new programme called Dinner Dates on London Weekend Television.

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