Former MOTLEY CRUE singer Vince Neil has had a battery case against him dismissed after completing 100 hours of community service.

However, the news will only offer short respite for the 43-year-old, who has another court appearance on a different battery charge set for later this month (APR04).

The Girls, GIRLS, GIRLS star was charged with battery after a run-in outside a Los Angeles nightclub in April 2002.

But Superior Court Judge RICHARD STONE granted a request to dismiss the case on Wednesday (07APR04).

Neil's latest misdemeanour battery charge stems from an assault on a prostitute after he allegedly grabbed the woman by the neck and threw her against a wall.

He is due in court on 22 April (04), according to his attorney.

08/04/2004 14:50