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Rapper Lady Leshurr denies Leyton assault

The artist and another woman will face trial next October
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 pleaded not guilty yesterday to attacking two women in Leyton.

The artist, whose real name is Melesha O’Garro, and Sherelle Smith, 23, were both accused of assault in Knotts Green Mews at around 5am on 22nd October.


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The alleged victims – Sidnee Hussein and Chante Boyea – were taken to hospital following the reported incident but quickly discharged.

O’Garro and Smith appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court yesterday and were released on bail after denying the charges against them.

They are due to face trial at the same court on 16th October next year and are banned from contacting the other two women until then.

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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