Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock was left in fear for her life as a crazed fan randomly SLAPPED her across the face as she enjoyed a bite to eat with pals.
The stunning songstress was rounding off a night at 24-hour restaurant VQ when a male customer started verbally abusing her and one of her mates in the restaurant.
As a pal stepped in to calm things down, the abusive guest saw red and became even more aggressive and gave the singer a smack across the face.
An eyewitness told The Sun: “[This guy] kept saying, ‘If my girlfriend was here, you would both feel really intimidated.
“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.’
“And he walked around the table and leaned into her and gave her a clean slap on the face.”
Fellow diners at the 24-hour eatery in Bloomsbury could only look on in stunned disbelief as they heard the harsh slap.
The eyewitness added: “He was really aggressive. He seemed like he had been drinking.
“She looked completely shocked.
“She was laughing about it at first but then she completely broke down, crying. Her friend was comforting her.
“Leigh-Anne kept saying she wanted to go home.
“She walked off hysterically crying.
“Her friend had her arm round her. She looked a mess and she was crying her eyes out.”
Police were swiftly called as friends comforted the shocked pop star.
Afterwards a spokesman for The Met said: “Police were called on Monday, 28th 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.”