This from CMU:
Meanwhile in the London courts, good news of sorts for Blue’s Lee Ryan who was cleared of assaulting two photographers outside a London nightclub last Dec. He was, however, found guilty of criminal damage and ordered to pay £500 in compensation. As previously reported Ryan lashed out when harassed by the paparazzi, pushing one snapper and damaging another’s camera. The singer claimed he reacted that way because the female friend he was with was death and panicked when the press pack flocked around them.
After the court decision, Ryan’s solicitor Nick Freeman told reporters: “We always said he had behaved reasonably and always disputed the assaults. That decision has been vindicated today. He wants to get on with his career and move forward.”