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Harrods owner Mohamed Al Fayed denies sexual assault claims

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."

Readers' comments (2)

  • Bet this would not be on the pages of our newspapers-sites etc if it was wee jimmy from the clothes shop in a backstreet of a small town. Pathetic that this man has been reported on like this. Its only because he is the boss of a fantastic retail empire and the Diana connection. Nothing to do with any of us and the press should zip it, or show the girls name and face too.

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  • Oh dear! ....Chairman's girl anyone? *wink*

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