Rapper Aggro Santos will stand trial after pleading not guilty to raping two women. He is charged with raping one woman in September 2010 and another last May.

The south Londoner shot to commercial fame by recording hit song Candy with former Pussycat Dolls singer Kimberly Wyatt, which reached No 5 in the charts.

He released two further singles, Saint Or Sinner and Like U Like, which both made the top 20.

The Brazilian-born star appeared at Chichester Crown Court yesterday under his real name Yuri Santos. The first offence allegedly took place in Yeovil, Somerset, and the second in Chichester, West Sussex. Santos will stand trial later this year.