UK police launch investigation after Mo Farah documentary revelations

UK police have launched an investigation after four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah revealed he was trafficked to the nation as a baby.

“We’re conscious of studies within the media regarding Sir Mo Farah,” London’s Metropolitan Police mentioned in a press release on Thursday.

“Specialist officers have opened an investigation and are presently assessing the obtainable data.”

The inquiry comes after Farah shockingly revealed that he was delivered to the UK aged 8 by a girl he didn’t know.

The 39-year-old informed a BBC documentary that he was pressured to look after the lady’s youngsters and wasn’t allowed to go to high school till he was 12.

Farah additionally revealed he had arrived within the UK utilizing faux identification paperwork and that his actual identify is Hussein Abdi Kahin.

The UK authorities has mentioned it gained’t take motion towards Farah for any potential violation of immigration legal guidelines.

Farah had beforehand mentioned he moved to Britain along with his household in 1993 as a Somalian refugee however now says his dad and mom by no means got here to Europe.

In response to the documentary, his father was killed by gunfire throughout unrest in Somalia when Farah was 4 years outdated. His mom and two brothers stay on the household farm in Somaliland, a breakaway area of Somalia that isn’t internationally recognised.

Farah informed the BBC that his schoolteacher had helped him acquire UK citizenship underneath the identify Mohamed Farah. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2017.

The athlete added that he was proud to have represented Britain however that his “proudest achievement will at all times be being a husband and father to my superb household.″

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