Wiley: Judge gives rapper extra time to prepare for assault and burglary court case

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Wiley has been given more time to apply for legal aid and speak to his lawyers in relation to allegations of assault and burglary at the home of a former kickboxer.

The rapper, whose real name is Richard Kylea Cowie Jr, is accused of breaking into a flat in Forest Gate, east London on 28 August, smashing plates and assaulting Ali Jacko.

He faces charges of assault by beating and burglary, with intent to cause criminal damage and he appeared at Thames Magistrates' Court on Monday.

District judge Ross Johnson granted him an extension and adjourned the hearing until 27 September to allow him two weeks to speak to his solicitors.

No pleas were entered during Monday's hearing.

Wiley, 42, represented himself during the proceedings.

The rapper had been using Mr Jacko's recording studio before the pandemic.

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

He released his latest album, Anti-Systemic, this month.

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