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No charges for Al Fayed over sexual assault claims

Harrods owner Mohamed Al Fayed will not be charged over allegations that he sexually assaulted a 15 year-old girl.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has advised the Metropolitan Police Service that no criminal proceedings will be brought against Al Fayed following the allegations which were made last year.

CPS director of complex casework Rene Barclay said: “During the course of a thorough police investigation, extensive enquiries were made and statements were taken from a number of people.”

“Having reviewed those statements and other material submitted to us we concluded that, in the light of hte conflicting evidence and the absence of sufficiently reliable accounts of crucial events, there was no realistic prospect of conviction.”

The allegations came to light in October last year when Al Fayed was questioned by police. He venhemently denied the claims.

 

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