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Wiley wanted after failing to appear in court on assault and burglary charges

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Grime star Wiley, whose real name is Richard Kylea Cowie Jr, is wanted by police six months after failing to appear in court on assault and burglary charges.

A warrant was issued for the 43-year-old musicians arrest in September after he failed to turn up in court to face allegations of assault and burglary at the home of a former kickboxer, Ali Jacko.

Mr Cowie had been using Mr Jacko’s recording studio before the pandemic.

Also known as the Godfather of Grime, Wiley was awarded an MBE for his services to music in 2018.

It said Mr Cowie’s last known location was in Tower Hamlets, east London, and that he “frequents” Tower Hamlets and nearby Newham.

That hearing was due to take place after he was granted an adjournment earlier that month to allow him more time to apply for legal aid and speak to his lawyers.

A Met Police spokesman told Sky News: “A court warrant has been issued for the arrest of Richard Cowie, 43, of Tower Hamlets, who failed to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 11 November 2021.

“Cowie had been due to appear having been bailed at an earlier hearing.

“He is charged with one count of assault by beating and a further count of burglary with intent to cause damage.

“The charges relate to an incident in Romford Road, Forest Gate on Saturday 28 August.”

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