A Britain’s Got Talent finalist has appeared in court charged with neglecting a child.
Dancer Leeroy Bailey – whose dance troupe starred in the ITV talent show’s first series in 2007 – was granted conditional bail after a hearing at Coventry Magistrates’ Court.
The 35-year-old, from Coventry, denies a charge of neglecting a child “in a manner likely to cause suffering or injury to health” in February this year.
The dance teacher was initially arrested by West Midlands Police in February.
Leeroy Bailey outside Coventry Magistrates’ Court
Kombat Breakers group member Leeroy Bailey
Officers were alerted by concerned paramedics after being called to an address in the city.
He was charged with wilfully neglecting a child under 16 and causing that child unnecessary suffering or injury – charges which he has since denied.
Bailey opted to be tried at Warwick Crown Court, where he will appear for a trial preparation hearing on June 17.