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 reviews within the media regarding Sir Mo Farah,” London’s Metropolitan Police mentioned in an announcement 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 lady he didn’t know.
The 39-year-old advised a BBC documentary that he was compelled to look after the lady’s youngsters and wasn’t allowed to go to highschool till he was 12.
Farah additionally revealed he had arrived within the UK utilizing faux id paperwork and that his actual identify is Hussein Abdi Kahin.
The UK authorities has mentioned it received’t take motion in opposition to Farah for any potential violation of immigration legal guidelines.
Farah had beforehand mentioned he moved to Britain together 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 previous. His mom and two brothers reside on the household farm in Somaliland, a breakaway area of Somalia that’s not internationally recognised.
Farah advised the BBC that his schoolteacher had helped him acquire UK citizenship below 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 wonderful household.″