Singer suffers vicious attack

Police appeal for witnesses

A street attack has left Billy Leeson, the 19-year old frontman of Les Incompetents, unconscious in intensive care.

The singer, whose condition is described as life-threatening, was involved in an argument on the Number 29 bus in Camden on June 22. After leaving the bus, Leeson was apparently followed and then punched, causing him to strike his head on the pavement as he fell.

The singer underwent a successful five-hour operation on June 29 to decrease pressure on his brain, but his condition is still unstable.


Police have described the suspected attacker as a white, dark-haired man in his late twenties, wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. He is believed to have an Australian accent.

DS Sean Smyth from Islington CID said: “I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the assault in Camden Road, near Brecknock Road, to come forward. Witnesses reported having seen the suspect laughing as he headed north towards the Holloway Road after the attack.”

Passengers on the Number 29 bus just before 23.00 on June 22 have also been asked to come forward.

No arrests have yet been made. Anyone with information has been asked to contact the CID at Islington on 020 7421 0350 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.