JLS Or­tise ‘sex as­sault’ probe hell

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FOR­MER JLS singer Oritsé Wil­liams has been re­bailed by po­lice fol­low­ing his ar­rest on sus­pi­cion of rape fol­low­ing a gig.

The for­mer boy­band star ( above )was ar­rested at a ho­tel in Wolver­hamp­ton on De­cem­ber 2 hav­ing ap­peared at Gor­geous night­club.

He was ini­tially bailed un­til Fe­bru­ary pend­ing fur­ther en­quiries and has now been re­bailed un­til April 28.

Wil­liams’s ar­rest fol­lowed al­le­ga­tions of rape and sex­ual as­sault made by a 20-year-old woman who was said to be a fan of his and had joined him at a ho­tel, ac­cord­ing to re­ports.

Wil­liams has not been charged with any of­fence. Af­ter the al­le­ga­tions emerged his man­age­ment is­sued a state­ment in which he de­nied any wrong­do­ing.

The state­ment read: “Oritsé de­nies the al­le­ga­tions against him. The mat­ter is in the hands of the po­lice.”

A 29-year-old man who was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of sex­ual as­sault at the same time as Wil­liams has also been re­bailed un­til the same date. QUEEN of pop Madonna suf­fers from – a fear of thun­der KINKY SEX OF­FER: Sharon Kerr is also known as Juicy Lucy Love A judge heard how Mr Steven was re­peat­edly struck with a ma­chete as his at­tack­ers spoke about ‘chop­ping him up’. Pros­e­cu­tor Shanti Maguire said the vic­tim feared he was go­ing to die as he des­per­ately banged on a win­dow for help. His or­deal only ended when the pair fled be­fore wounded Mr Steven col­lapsed on the street. De­tails of the at­tack emerged as Dal­ton, 33, and Harrison, 23, ap­peared at the High Court in Glas­gow. Mr Steven trav­elled from his home in Troon, Ayr­shire, to Kerr’s flat. They had known each other for around four years. Miss Maguire told the court: “A dis­cus­sion took place with re­gard to ser­vices which were to be pro­vided to him.” The trio were said to have ‘in­duced’ Mr Steven to at­tend the flat af­ter pre­tend­ing they had ‘ac­cess to a ce­ment truck’ as well as ‘ce­ment mix to pour over him’.

Af­ter ar­riv­ing, Mr Steven went with Kerr to a cash ma­chine to with­draw £150 be­fore re­turn­ing to the flat.

Kerr then sud­denly left the vic­tim alone with a woman called ‘ Michelle’. Soon af­ter, Dal­ton and Harrison turned up.

‘Michelle’ then left the room be­fore the two thugs turned on Mr Steven.

Miss Maguire said Dal­ton ini­tially struck him on the shoul­der with a ma­chete. The vic­tim no­ticed Harrison had a knife.

The men chased Mr Steven around the flat, re­peat­edly stab­bing and slash­ing him with their weapons.

The two men dis­cussed ‘chop­ping him up’ be­fore tak­ing his bank cards.

The court heard Mr Steven suf­fered ‘mul­ti­ple’ wounds to his hands, ear, cheek, chest and back.

He also had a col­lapsed lung which put his life in danger. He spent around 10 days in hos­pi­tal be­fore be­ing able to leave.

The court heard he has lost ‘com­plete use’ of his left thumb and has been left scarred for life. A STUDY IN POP­U­LAR­ITY: Sher­lock came first in global poll SLASHER: Craig Dal­ton

Miss Maguire said the or­deal has had a ‘last­ing im­pact’ on the vic­tim.

Dal­ton and Harrison had orig­i­nally been ac­cused of at­tempted mur­der be­fore pros­e­cu­tors ac­cepted their pleas to the re­duced charge.

Kerr also faced the same al­le­ga­tion. But, in­stead, she had guilty pleas ac­cepted to steal­ing £400 from Mr Steven.

Kerr’s bail was con­tin­ued. She will be sen­tenced next month along with Dal­ton and Harrison, who were both re­manded in cus­tody. 1. Sher­lock 29.7 2. The Doc­tor 17.6 3. Luther 12.4 4. Basil Fawlty 11.8 5. The Stig 8.2 6. Patsy Stone 8.1 7. Ed­mund Black­ad­der 7.4 8. Hy­acinth Bucket 6.1 9. Vicar of Di­b­ley 5.8 10. The Daleks 5.6

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