Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock subject to vicious restaurant attack
According to reports emerging this morning, Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock has been subject of a vicious attack in London.
It's thought that the 25-year-old was at, a 24-hour restaurant, VQ, with a group of her friends when a man approached her.
It's been reported that he verbally abused Leigh-Ann before 'slapping' her across the face.
Emergency services were called but by the time police had arrived, the attacker had left the premises.
A source spoke to The Sun about the alleged incident, explaining that the man had said Leigh Ann and her friend would be intimidated by his girlfriend if she was with him.
They didn't take it too seriously and that's when things turned nasty.
"Leigh-Anne’s friend wasn’t going to let it go. She kept saying 'no I wouldn’t, no I wouldn’t'. And Leigh-Anne started going, 'Maybe I would, maybe I would'.
"And then he said something like 'shut up' to Leigh-Anne’s friend.
"Leigh-Anne turned around and said, 'don’t say that to her' or 'don’t be rude'".
At that point, the man "walked around the table and leant into her and gave her a clean slap on the face", leaving her hair stuck to her face.
The source continued:
"She looked completely shocked.
"She was laughing about it at first but then she completely broke down, crying. Her friend was comforting her".
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police released a statement on the incident:
"Police were called on Monday, 28 November at around 04:50 hours by a woman who stated that a man had threatened to assault her and had assaulted another woman she was with.
"The suspect made off prior to police arrival. Officers conducted a search of the area and did not locate the suspect".