May 30, 2008 / 12:06 AM / 10 years ago

Naomi Campbell charged over London plane incident

LONDON (Reuters) - Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been charged with assaulting a police officer after a disturbance on a plane at Heathrow’s new Terminal 5, Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said on Thursday.

British model Naomi Campbell arrives at Heathrow Police Station, where she reported to the police, at Heathrow Airport, in west London, May 29, 2008. REUTERS/Stephen Hird

The 38-year-old, who is based in New York, is due to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates Court, west London, next month charged with five offences over last month’s incident.

She was escorted off a U.S.-bound flight after she claimed that one of the two bags she had checked in had gone missing.

“Ms Campbell has today been charged with three offences of assaulting a constable, one offence of disorderly conduct likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress and one offence of using threatening, abusive words or behavior to cabin crew,” a CPS statement said.

It added that Campbell faces up to six months in jail and a maximum fine of 5,000 pounds ($9,862) for the alleged assault.

Reporting by Andrew Hough. Editing by Stephen Addison and Paul Casciato

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