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Thursday, 16 December, 1999, 00:49 GMT
Posh Spice floors baby-grabbing fan

Posh and Becks: Startled by fan


Posh Spice Victoria Beckham sent a man sprawling to the ground after he grabbed at her nine-month-old son Brooklyn, it has been reported.

The pop star hit the man when he tried to wrench Brooklyn from the arms of her husband, Manchester United football star David Beckham, as they left Harrods in Knightsbridge, central London, on Tuesday afternoon, The Sun said.

A Spice Girls spokeswoman said: "The guy tried to grab Brooklyn. Victoria did what any mother would do and hit him. She knocked him over and managed to stop him.

"She was pretty shook up by it all, as they both were, but everyone is fine."

The Sun reported that a man stunned the couple when he grabbed their baby son's arm and yelled: "I just want a picture of me and Brooklyn together. Please, please let me."

'Scared'

The 25-year-old Spice Girl told The Sun: "I was defending my baby and didn't want anything to happen to him.

"I feared for Brooklyn's life. I just didn't know what was going on.

"A lot of things went through my mind but my priority was Brooklyn. I was really scared."

Midfield star David Beckham, 24, clutched Brooklyn close to his chest as the couple left the scene in a waiting car.

The Spice Girls' spokeswoman said the police were not called to the incident: "They just wanted to get away and drove off in the car. They were upset by it."

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