The news came just after their V festival performance being aired on Channel 4's "Whatever" programme. They are scheduled to play their last ever gig at the 100 Club in London. The band had a highly fluid line-up throughout their career, with the following line-up at the end of their time as a band: Frederick McPhereson - vocals Christopher Burman - guitar Billy Leeson - vocals Shaun Paterson - guitar Tommy Atomic - bass Lawrence of Templeton - drums On June 22, 2006, Les Incompétents' frontman, Billy Leeson was involved in a row with New Zealander peace activist, former Green Party candidate Christiaan Briggs after getting off a number 29 bus in Camden, North London. According to news reports, this followed an argument on a bus after Leeson accused Briggs of looking at Leeson's girlfriend; Briggs followed the couple off the bus and then punched Leeson who then fell and hit his head on the ground. Two witnesses claim Briggs walked away "smirking", although Briggs' lawyers have claimed he was "smiling nervously".
Leeson was in a coma and listed in critical condition for three weeks following surgery to remove a piece of skull that was pushing into his brain, causing it to swell. He regained consciousness on July 27 and is now out of hospital, but requires a metal plate in his head. Briggs turned himself in to police when the extent of Leeson's injuries was reported in the news. Briggs was sentenced to eight months in prison on October 23.
Leeson does not remember the attack. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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