Lady Leshurr charged with assault on ex-girlfriend and her new partner

Lady Leshurr
Lady Leshurr has been charged with assault. (Getty)

Lady Leshurr has been arrested and charged with assault, with an alleged fight leading to her ex-girlfriend and the woman's new partner being hospitalised.

The rapper, real name Melesha O'Garro, was charged with two counts of actual bodily harm (ABH) in Leyton, East London on Saturday and Sherelle Smith who was with her has been charged with one count of ABH.

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O'Garro and Smith appeared at Thames Magistrates' Court on Monday where the court heard that Sidnee Hussein and Chante Boyea, both 27, were allegedly assaulted at 5am on Saturday after O'Garro left a club in Hackney Wick.

Boyea, the new partner of musician O'Garro's ex Hussein, was said to have been driving in Walthamstow when her car was flagged down and she let O'Garro in, not realising at first who she was.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Lady Leshurr attends the BandLab NME Awards at O2 Academy Brixton on March 02, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Jo Hale/Redferns)
Lady Leshurr is set for a jury trial in November. (Redferns)

A row was then said to have broken out and O'Garro is accused of assaulting Boyea, who called Hussein for help.

Hussein was then allegedly assaulted by both O'Garro and Smith, who both deny the charges and are set for a jury trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 21 November and have been bailed but banned from contacting Hussein or Boyea.

According to The Mirror, a Met Police statement read: "Two women have been charged with assault in Leyton.

"Melesha O’Garro, 34, (15/12/1987) was charged with two counts of ABH at Knotts Green Road, E10 on Saturday, 22 October.

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Lady Leshurr and another woman will appear at Thames Magistrates' Court. (Getty Images for Madrí Excepcional)

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"Sherelle Smith, 28, (23/07/1994) was charged with one count of ABH at Knotts Green Road, E10 on Saturday, 22 October.

"Both will appear in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 24 October.

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"The two women were charged after police were called at 05:08hrs on Saturday, 22 October to Knotts Green Mews, E10 following reports of a fight at the location.

"Two women – both aged 27 – were taken to hospital. They have since been discharged."

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Lady Leshurr and Brendyn Hatfield during the skate off
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Lady Leshurr and Brendyn Hatfield reached the semi-final of Dancing On Ice. (ITV)

Lady Leshurr found wider fame in 2021 when she took part in two reality TV shows, winning The Celebrity Circle for Stand Up To Cancer and reaching the semi-final of Dancing On Ice.

She played as a catfish pretending to be Big Narstie in The Celebrity Circle, and skated with Brendyn Hatfield in Dancing On Ice, finishing fourth.

Earlier this year, she appeared as a guest panellist on Loose Women and in 2020 she was awarded the British Empire Medal in The Queen's 2020 Birthday Honours for her contributions to music and charity for donating the proceeds of 'Quarantine Speech' to the NHS.

But Lady Leshurr told The Guardian: "My letter from the Queen went to my junk mail.

"I brought out 'Quarantine Speech' during lockdown and gave the proceeds to the NHS. I think that’s why the Queen reached out: 'Hi, you can have a British Empire Medal if you want.' If I hadn’t checked my junk folder, maybe I’d never have known."