Super model Naomi Campbell arrested, under investigation

April 4th, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by admin  

London, April 4 (DPA) Super model Naomi Campbell, 37, is under investigation for attacking a police officer, London police said Friday, one day after the model was arrested at Heathrow Airport following a dispute over luggage. The model, who is known for her temper, had been handcuffed and detained on board a British Airways aircraft at Heathrow’s newly-opened Terminal 5 Thursday afternoon, but was later released on bail, Scotland Yard said.

According to media reports she spat into the face of a police officer and hit him.

Campbell’s spokeswoman Annabel Fox said Campbell had been angry after being told that one of her suitcases had not been taken on board the plane.

Witnesses said Campbell became aggressive and abusive to staff and the police.

Since the new terminal was opened just over a week ago, almost 20,000 items of luggage have been left behind. Hundreds of flights had to be cancelled as a result.

Campbell had been due to fly to Los Angeles, her publicist Selina Aponte said.

A year ago, the British super model was ordered to help clean the streets of New York as punishment for assaulting her housekeeper with a cell phone.

Ever conscious of style, she showed up wearing stilettos at the New York Department of Sanitation warehouse on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, wearing a knee-length black jacket with a pair of work boots slung carelessly over her shoulder.

In 2000, she pleaded guilty in Canada to hitting her assistant in the head with a telephone. Three years later, she threw a telephone at another assistant.

But Campbell also puts her stardom to work for good causes. In September, she drew celebrities and royalty to a fashion show to raise money for the victims of floods in Britain.

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