Peaches Geldof accused of shoplifting

Last Updated: Mar 15, 2011, 18:24 PM IST

London: Socialite Peaches Geldof has been accused of shoplifting a 70 pounds dress from a London boutique.

The 21-year-old daughter of singer Bob Geldof was shopping in Camden Stables, in north London, when she allegedly took the dress off a hanger in the Vintage King boutique and ran out of the store, reported Sun online.

Peaches was recognised by a shop assistant who called the police.

"The assistant says she recognised Peaches as she came in. She says she saw Peaches rip the dress from a hanger and run out of the shop with it. It was apparently very blatant.

"The assistant ran after her but didn`t want to leave the shop unattended," said a source.

Police have confirmed they are investigating the claim, but a spokesman for the TV presenter has denied the allegation.

"Peaches knows nothing about any allegation of shoplifting and has not been contacted by police," he said.

This is not the first time Peaches has been accused of stealing. She has previously been involved in three alleged shoplifting incidents but has avoided prosecution by paying for or returning the goods in question.

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