The sentencing of reggae star Finley Quaye, who carried out a racially aggravated assault on a woman in Edinburgh, has been deferred after he failed to pay his lawyer. Quaye had earlier admitted spitting on a woman's face and punching her in Leith Walk in October 2011. Sentence on the 38-year-old, from London, had been deferred for reports. However, his lawyer withdrew from the case after telling Edinburgh Sheriff Court he had not been paid. The case was deferred again until 5 October. Sheriff Fiona Reith told Quaye he could either represent himself or hire another lawyer. Quaye said he thought it would be better to have legal representation.The sheriff told him: "If you are going to engage a lawyer, you will have to pay. People don't do it for nothing."