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  Cheryl Tweedy denies being racist
Updated 14 October 2003, 18.39
Cheryl Tweedy was in court again on Tuesday
Girls Aloud star Cheryl Tweedy told a court she isn't racist and only hit a nightclub toilet attendant in self-defence.

She said that Sophie Amogbokpa had punched her first, and she only fought back because she was "scared, angry and upset".

Earlier in the day a nightclub boss told the court that he did hear her say racist things.

Cheryl denies attacking Miss Amogbokpa and using racist abuse at a nightclub in January.

The nightclub boss said Cheryl shouted racist abuse after hitting Miss Amogbokpa, but Cheryl's lawyer questioned this.

He said: "You all got your heads together to to invent a good story for the newspaper didn't you?"

"No," replied the nightclub boss, before adding "that is not the case".

Some police officers also gave evidence to the court, and one said Cheryl had told him she was acting in self-defence, because she'd been hit first.

Another said he noticed a red mark on Cheryl's face, but at the time thought it was because she'd been rubbing her face because of tiredness.

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