Harrods owner Mohamed Al Fayed has 'vehemently' denied allegations of sexual assault on a girl under the age of 16.
Mohamed Al Fayed is understood to have been questioned by police today over allegations of a sexual assault on the girl, reported to be 15. Police are investigating claims the girl was assaulted at a business location in central London.
Mohamed Al Fayed's spokeswoman Katharine Witty said he voluntarily visited the police station today and spent less than half an hour there. She said: "Mr Al Fayed vehemently denies the allegations and is confident that his name will be cleared."
A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed that a man attended a west London police station by prior arrangement and was questioned under caution this morning.
The spokesman said: "The man was questioned in relation to an allegation of sexual assault on a girl under 16 at a business premises in central London. The allegation was received in May 2008."