Blue star Lee Ryan pleads guilty to criminal damage and failing to provide a specimen

Lee Ryan has been joined by his Blue bandmates in court as he pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen and to criminal damage, after he urinated on a police cell floor.

The 30-year-old All Rise singer, who recently appeared in Celebrity Big Brother, was flanked by fellow Blue members as he appeared at Ealing Magistrates’ Court in west London.

He was arrested on April 11 after officers saw him driving erratically.

Lee had been out partying the night before with bandmate Duncan James at a bar in London’s West End, the court heard.

He was taken back to the police station where he unleashed a foul-mouthed tirade against police officers and urinated on the cell floor.

Wearing a dark grey suit, white shirt and black tie in court, he spoke clearly as he pleaded guilty to the two offences.

He was supported in court by all three of his bandmates – Duncan and Simon Webbe, both 36, and Antony Costa, 32, who wore black suits.

Lee found fame in 2000 with Blue, who went on to sell 3.3 million albums and a million singles in the UK, and was recently in nvolved in a love triangle during Celebrity Big Brother.

 

Press Association