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11/22/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Harrods Boss Al Fayed Questioned By Police About 'Sexual Assault' Allegations Of 15-Year-Old Girl

Harrods boss Mohamed al Fayed was questioned by police today over allegations he sexually assaulted a teenage girl at his flagship store.

Mr Fayed, 75, voluntarily attended a police station in London with his lawyers where he was quizzed about the claims he indecently assaulted the 15-year-old.

He was placed under caution but not arrested and left without charge. The billionaire later said he 'vehemently denies' the allegation and is confident he will be cleared.

In a statement, his spokeswoman Katharine Witty said: 'We confirm that Mohamed al Fayed today voluntarily attended an interview with police to categorically refute an allegation widely reported in the media.

'He did not attend under compulsion and the meeting lasted for less than half an hour.'

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