Supermodel Naomi Campbell was arrested at Heathrow Airport's
Terminal 5 Thursday for allegedly spitting at a police officer, Sky
News television reported.
said a 37-year-old woman was arrested at the terminal on suspicion of
assaulting police and had been taken to Heathrow's police station. A
Metropolitan Police spokesman refused to identify the woman, or say
whether the incident took place inside the terminal or aboard a plane.
He spoke on condition of anonymity, in line with police policy.
PLC, the company that runs Heathrow, did not return calls seeking
comment Thursday. British Airways PLC, the terminal's sole occupant,
referred questions to BAA and London police.
publicist, Selina Aponte, left the police station just before 10 p.m.
but told waiting reporters she had not seen the British model, who had
been due to fly to Los Angeles.
"We have all seen the reports
but I don't know anything," Aponte said. "Naomi was flying to L.A., she
has family and friends over there and is always going over."
Campbell, 37, has a history of assaulting assistants and employees.
2000, the British fashion model pleaded guilty in Toronto to an assault
charge for beating an assistant while making a film in Canada in 1998.
Under an agreement with prosecutors, Campbell expressed remorse and was
released without punishment or a criminal record.
2007, Campbell pleaded guilty to misdemeanour assault for throwing her
cell phone at her maid in a dispute over a missing pair of jeans. She
was ordered to do community service and attend a two-day
Naomi Campbell arrested
Supermodel Naomi Campbell was arrested at Heathrow Airport'sTerminal 5 Thursday for allegedly spitting at a police officer, SkyNews television reported.