The London Metropolitan Police Service has opened an investigation into four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah’s revelation that he was trafficked to the U.K. as a child.
Recall that Farah revealed in a documentary that a woman he didn’t know brought him to the United Kingdom when he was about age 8 and forced him to take care of her children. He further revealed that he wasn’t allowed to go to school until he clocked 12 years.
In the documentary, produced by the BBC and Red Bull Studios, Farah said his real name is Hussein Abdi Kahin.
“We are aware of reports in the media concerning Sir Mo Farah. No reports have been made to the MPS at this time,” the police department said in a statement. “Specialist officers have opened an investigation and are currently assessing the available information.”
In an initial interview granted by Mo Farah years back, he said he came to the UK with his parent as a refugee from the East African country of Somalia, but in the BBC documentary, he said his parent never came to the UK.