Londoner charged with common assault after book signing incident

A man accused of assaulting Leon Lewis at a book signing this week (October 14) has been sectioned under the Mental Heath Act, according to police.

Londoner Peter Kopwalczyk, aged 29, has been accused of common assault after singer, who won 2007’s ‘The X Factor’ was slapped in the Piccadilly branch of Waterstone’s in central London, where she was signing her autobiography ‘Dreams’.

Lewis was forced to cancel a day of promotional activities in Germany in the aftermath of the incident, reports BBC News.

Footage of the incident has appeared online since the attack.