Harrods owner questioned over sexual complaint by girl

October 23rd, 2008 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS  

London, Oct 23 (IANS) Harrods owner Mohamad Al Fayed has been questioned by the Metropolitan Police after a minor girl filed a sexual assault case against him.Al Fayed submitted himself to questioning voluntarily at a West London police station. He has denied the allegation, said his spokesperson Katharine Witty.

The mother of the minor girl complained to the Surrey police that the girl had met al Fayed when she had gone shopping to Harrods in Knightsbridge with her mother in May.

He had allegedly asked for her phone number and forcibly touched and kissed her, asking her not to talk about the incident to anyone, the complaint said.

The London Metropolitan Police took over the case, but officially they only said a man had been questioned under caution in this connection.

The police propose to also question staff of the Harrods store.

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