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Rapper Lady Leshurr charged with assault after Leyton ‘fight’

The 34-year-old rapper will appear in court for the first time today
By Waltham Forest Echo

Lady Leshurr performing at Field Day (credit: John Lubbock/Wikimedia)
Lady Leshurr performing at Field Day (credit: John Lubbock/Wikimedia)

Rapper Lady Leshurr is due in court today after allegedly assaulting two women in Leyton.

The artist, whose real name is Melesha O’Garro, was charged with two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm after an incident at around 5am on Saturday.


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Emergency services were called to reports of a fight in Knotts Green Mews and two women, both 27, were taken to hospital but have since been sent home.

A second woman – Sherelle Smith, 28 – was also charged with assault.

Both O’Garro and Smith are due to appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court later today.

Birmingham-born O’Garro, 34, has performed at Glastonbury Festival and is best known for her “Queen’s Speech” series of freestyles.

She received a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the late Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2020 for services to music and charity.


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