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Naomi Campbell starts mopping job
Naomi Campbell
Campbell hit her maid on the head with a mobile phone

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has begun five days of mopping at New York's Sanitation Department, as punishment for hitting a maid with a mobile phone.

Campbell, 36, arrived in high heels with workboots slung over her shoulder.

Dozens of photographers witnessed her arrival, but a judge has allowed the model to work behind closed doors.

Campbell pleaded guilty in January to "reckless assault", after hitting Ana Scolavino in the back of the head with the phone in a row last March.

Campbell was sentenced to five days community service and ordered to attend an anger management course.

She was also ordered to pay medical bills of $363 (185) for her injured housekeeper who needed four stitches after the incident.

New York Police official and Naomi Campbell
Campbell wore stilettos and carried her work boots

She is being allowed to do her cleaning duties in private to avoid the media scrum which surrounded Boy George when he swept the city's streets in the summer, as punishment for wasting police time.

Campbell turned up a few minutes before her scheduled reporting time of 8am.

She chatted to an official as he escorted her along the driveway from the road into the huge building on Manhattan's Lower East Side.

Campbell ignored the waiting media. But Albert Durrell, deputy chief of the Department of Sanitation, spoke to reporters outside the facility.

"We have plenty of work for her to do over the next five days," he said.

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