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Campbell charged over 'assaults'

Naomi Campbell leaving Heathrow police station
Naomi Campbell is said to be 'bitterly disappointed' by the decision

Naomi Campbell has been charged with assaulting two police officers after she was removed from a flight at London's Heathrow Airport.

The 38-year-old supermodel was accused of six offences when she answered bail at Heathrow police station.

The alleged incident occurred on a BA flight which was due to leave for Los Angeles from Terminal 5 on 3 April.

Ms Campbell will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on 20 June, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

Her lawyer, Simon Nicholls said she was "bitterly disappointed" to learn she will be prosecuted.

He told reporters: "She respects that decision and she hopes this matter is dealt with expeditiously."

The CPS said Ms Campbell has been charged with three counts of assaulting a constable, which carries a maximum sentence of six months in prison and a fine of up to 5,000.

She also faces one count of disorderly conduct likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress, which is punishable by a fine of up to 2,500, and two counts of using threatening, abusive words or behaviour towards cabin crew, which comes with a maximum penalty of 1,000.

Ms Campbell was told of the charges when she reported to Heathrow police station just after 1130 BST.

Dressed in a dark pinstriped suit and sunglasses, the British model refused to talk to journalists.




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