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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

The Singer Sir Rod Stewart has been arrested and charged with battery over an incident that allegedly happened on NYE at a Florida hotel.

It is alleged that Sir Rod punched a security guard in the chest after being refused entry to a private children’s event.

Sir Rod had simply been requesting if his children within his group could also enter the event when things became heated with security officers.

following the incident, officers have charged Sir Rod Stewart with a simple battery offence and say that Sir Rod is accused of punching a security guard at the five-star Breakers Palm Beach Hotel in Florida.

According to the Palm Beach Police arrest notice, the altercation occurred when Sir Rod and his family tried unsuccessfully to gain access to a private children’s event.

In his affidavit, 37-year-old security guard Jessie Dixon says the singer and his group “began to get loud and cause a scene and refused to follow (Mr Dixon’s) instructions to leave”.

He says Sir Rod’s son, Sean, 39, who was also involved in the incident, got “nose to nose” with him before “shoving him backwards” when he asked him “to back up and create some space”.

According to the Palm Beach Police arrest notice, the altercation occurred when Sir Rod and his family tried unsuccessfully to gain access to a private children’s event.

In his affidavit, 37-year-old security guard Jessie Dixon says the singer and his group “began to get loud and cause a scene and refused to follow (Mr Dixon’s) instructions to leave”.

He says Sir Rod’s son, Sean, 39, who was also involved in the incident, got “nose to nose” with him before “shoving him backwards” when he asked him “to back up and create some space”.

It was then that Sir Rod is said to have “stepped towards [Mr Dixon] and threw a punch, striking Dixon in his left ribcage area”.

In the document, the arresting officer says he spoke to Sir Rod, who confirmed he had approached the event check-in area along with his family to ask if the children in his group could enter.

Sir Rod said Mr Dixon “became argumentative with his family” which he says “caused them to become agitated”.

He is said to have “apologized for his behavior in the incident”.

The officer says he also spoke to two female members of hotel staff who say they saw Sean push Mr Dixon and Sir Rod punch him in the chest. Both have also made their own witness statements.

Hotel CCTV capturing the altercation is said to have been assessed by the arresting officer, who lists Sir Rod and his son as “the primary aggressors”.

Both Sir Rod and Sean were arrested with Sir Rod being charged with simple battery.

He is due to appear before a court on Feb 5th.

 

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