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  • 5 January 2013, 3:09

Naomi Campbell Hurt In Paris Mugging Attempt

Supermodel Naomi Campbell was injured in a violent attempted mugging as she travelled through an upmarket area of Paris, it has emerged.

Her injuries were so bad she needed a brace on her left leg and had to use a wheelchair.

The 42-year-old was targeted by two people on a motorbike who tried to grab her handbag as she sat in her car.

She is understood to have suffered a torn ligament in the attempted mugging but refused to see a doctor when she reported the crime to police.

A police source said: "On November 21, two people on a motorbike attempted to steal Ms Campbell's handbag as she sat in a vehicle on Rue de Moussy.

"She filed a complaint with police in the 4th arrondissement but she did not agree to a medical examination."

Campbell's billionaire Russian boyfriend, Vladimir Doronin, had her flown by private jet to Colorado where she was treated by a leading orthopaedic surgeon.

Mr Doronin is also believed to have increased security around her since the mugging attempt.

A spokesman for Campbell refused to comment on the affair.

There have been no arrests in connection with the case.

It is not the first time Campbell has encountered trouble on the road.

In 2010 she was accused of assaulting a driver from the back seat of a luxury 4x4.

The man went to the police but later apologised saying the incident was "blown out of proportion". He did not press charges.

In 2007 Campbell was convicted of hitting her housekeeper over the head with a mobile phone and ordered to do community service and attend anger management classes.

 

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