April 4, 2008 / 12:22 AM / 10 years ago

UK police escort Naomi Campbell off plane

LONDON (Reuters) - British police escorted supermodel Naomi Campbell off a U.S.-bound flight at London’s Heathrow airport on Thursday, airport sources said.

File photo shows Supermodel Naomi Campbell in Cienfuegos, Cuba, December 21, 2007. Police escorted Campbell off a U.S.-bound flight at Heathrow airport on Thursday, airport sources said. REUTERS/Sven Creutzmann/Pool

“Police were called to remove a passenger from a British Airways flight this afternoon,” a spokesman for the British airport authority told Reuters.

Police said they had arrested a passenger on suspicion of assaulting an officer but declined to provide further details.

Airport sources identified the passenger as Campbell who was on a BA flight due to depart for Los Angeles.

Campbell spent five days mopping floors as part of a community service sentence in New York last year and was ordered to attend anger management classes after throwing a mobile phone at her housekeeper during a row over a pair of jeans.

The model has blamed her temper on resentment of her father who abandoned her as a child.

Reporting by Andrew Hough and Matt Falloon; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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