Battling Streatham clotheshorse Naomi "Fuck off and respect my privacy" Campbell is being held at Heathrow airport having been arrested "on suspicion of assaulting a police officer", the BBC reports. Details are as yet scarce, but a police spokesman said: "At 17:11 police were called after a disturbance at Heathrow Airport …
Best be careful
She might slip under the door and escape.
Paris wouldn't be so foul towards authority
Why? Because it features Naomi Cambell, or Terminal 5?
Surprises me that violence hasn't broken out there days ago.
Anyone know where her luggage is, by the way?
Whaddyamean "On Suspicion"
If an overhyped volatile and aggressive primadonna had a poke at you, you'd rapidly be beyond "suspecting" something was going on.
"Ooo I suspect I've just been whacked on the head"
None whatsoever. This is tabloid-fodder.
Police State UK
Police State UK , has come to pass , and now no one is free from the mindless arrogant bureaucrats including mindless arrogant silly unemployable ex super model living in the past with a total history of a very bad self centred attitude of "me myself and I" dating back well over twenty one years ago , and throwing temper tantrums from day one over many minor mole hills !
Yeah a Naomi Campbell story
I was beginning to think there would be nothing but hard hitting news (interesting but depressing) from ElReg this year. Here she is like an old friend kicking ass and being arrested gives me hope that the world has not completely changed. I would like to see what she'd do to those TSA yucks if they told her to take out her nipple rings.
Police must realy suck
"suspicion of assaulting a police officer"
Here we have an expert witness, a police officer (as if the said police officer was not in fact present then the entire charge is false) who doesn't know if he was assaulted or not or if it was the suspect that assaulted them if infact said assault occurred. Unless ofc they were a plastic policeman in which case it really doesnt surprise me as I have seen more useful chocolate teapots
I suspect retraining is needed
Back to Blackberies
They should put her to work in the baggage area. If she can throw a suitcase like a blackberry the terminal will be working in no time!
Honest to god of all the places she could throw a tantrum she couldn't pick better!
Wasn't Aprils Fools two days ago?
"On suspicion"? It's Naomi Campbell, there ain't no suspicion! The strike of the bedazzled Blackberry is beyond doubt, wonder and ponder! It leaves her mark! If she come get ya you'll know she got ya when she's done and if it's the last thing you ever know! Suspicion, pah.
Why couldn't they just go Canadian on her, and taser her 'til she coded?
was a new blackberry involved?
I am starting to wonder whether Naiomi has a sponsorship deal from RIM after assulting her cleaner a few months ago with a jewel encrusted blackberry.
What about T5 anyway?
Forgot to ask if BA/BAA have now been let off the hook by our short-term-memory-only media for a management blunder of monumental proportions?
Wow - the first one not to be delayed *inside* T5
Shows you just how desperate the T5 situation still is if she has to beat someone up just to avoid all the delays.
No coat, it's in my luggage.
No IT angle but still. . .
I wonder if its a vitamin, mineral or just plain food deficiency that causes her to act this way. Though I do have to agree that she may slip under the door to escape. What did they use kiddie cuffs? And WTF you mean "Suspicion"??? Either she did or she didnt. 'Nuff said.
I Guess The Anger Management Course Didn't Take
I wonder where Naomi was coming from/going to? Perhaps she was on another mission of mercy to bring attention and favour to a certain South American pumpkin-headed tinpot wearing a red shirt.
She is luck that this did not happen state side. We would of sent her back in a pine box postage due
The IT angle is...
... when we find out what brand of cell phone she threw at the officer. Is she still using Nokia or Motorola, or does she like the heft and flight characteristics of the iPhone?
Mobile phones are getting bigger
Mobile phones got really small but if they keep getting bigger Naomi could become even more dangerous. If she switches to a laptop such as a Panasonic Tough Book she could be lethal.
Being clumped on the head with that would be bad.
I clicked on the link hoping there would be a picture...
Fuck me. I thought she was older. A lot older.
Clearly she thinks she's a lot younger, the daft auld cow.
After a short visit there on Monday...
Based on my impressions from this Monday I am surprised that they did not have to call the armed responce unit there over the last week. In any other country they would have.
There is no indication on which level of parking corresponds to arrivals and departures on entrance and you end up somewhere in between with only one elevator getting you to the right level. After that you get into the lame copy of Barajas designed by a first year architectural college dropout. Hint - barajas looks cool because being able to see the ceiling from anywhere gives you a feel for air, not because it has columns sticking all over the place. It is also extremely functional and works like a swiss clockwork. In the lame copy called terminal 5 you cannot see the ceiling from nearly anywhere and it all looks hideously ugly. It is anywhere but functional as well.
Anyway, from the wrong parking level on you proceed to arrivals or departures - your choice. In either case there is no sitting areas to speak of. The amount of seating space is laughable. So people had to endure the cancellation, wait and luggage madness standing or sitting on the bare floor.
I am really surprised that someone from BA/BAA did not get lynched here and than. In any other country they would have. Trully, the blitz spirit lives on. Or we are just masohistic somewhere deep in us. In any other country it would have been a riot with the terminal building set on fire.
Paris, as a good approximation of the designer of the terminal and the way it is being run.
You must be British!
Those folks are famous for their understatements!
Psycho-bimbo clotheshorse she may be, but her anger-management course was going well until she was confronted by T5 and found her Gucci luggage had ended up in a lorry somewhere in Italy.
T5 - Portal of Hell
I think they should rename it as per my suggestion.
Go home Lester.
Violence has already broken out. Two teams of baggage handlers from different terminals were drafted in to work together at the new terminal. Different terminals means different working methods and differences of opinion. It quickly got out of hand and 12 blokes were nicked after the police were called to come in and sort it out. So you see it wasn't the new baggage conveyors that fcuked up, it was the fact that all the loaders were in cells!
lets hope the yanks...
...refuse her access to the US in future due to her "criminal" record / behaviour (careful wording there)
...we can all watch her suffocate, lacking the oxygen of publicity she craves :-p
Can we get a Naomi Clotheshorse icon, please? To express our dismay? Kind of a substitute for hurling our mobiles into the face of the author?
Paris, because she has some qualities, in comparison
Flavor of love
make her a contestant on flavor of love.
To Anonymous who visited on Monday...
The funny thing is, Heathrow T5 and Madrid Barajas were designed by the same architect, UK's own Richard Rogers. While T5 took 15 years from initiation of the project (1993) to complete, the competition for Barajas took place in 1997 and the building was complete and operating by 2006 (9 years).
It is more an indicator of national attitudes regarding planning/design provisions and client conservativeness than a direct reflection of the skills of the architect. If you look at the earlier proposals of T5, there was a much more daring roof structure that is more akin to what was seen at Barajas; part of the reason that has disappeared is the reduction of T5's building footprint in response to environmental lobbying against airport expansion. This has led to the resultant cramming of floor area into a limited footprint, creating what you would call uncomfortable spaces, as opposed to Barajas which had the room to expand and create vertical layered connections with its space.
Paris also, due to the conservatism that has overtaken the country leading to this abysmal building when we could have gotten a Barajas.
Well done Naomi - for doing what everyone thinks
I personally am all in favour of beating up the retarded morons who can't manage a project to a succesful completeion, and who decided that testing was an optional part of the process for the most densely visited airport in the UK.
Let's consider: she arrived in plenty of time (the way that is going it means she must have been already sitting there for half a day), she checked in her bags in plenty of time, she checked various times that the bags would make it onto the plane and was assured that it was all OK and then - hey, amazing new development - they f*cked up regardless.
Well, to be brutally frank they would have had to take me out in handcuffs as well, I just think I'd left more damaged bodies behind me (she's bound to run out of throwable mobiles phones sooner than I'd run out of things to hit). It doesn't appear those people understand any other language - nothing else has helped so far. Maybe that's the true reason you're no longer allowed anything sharp on the plane - they knew this was coming a few years ago..
Yes, beating up people is wrong. But it appears it's the only thing left - British industry is well versed in ignoring any other comments from customers, BA in particular. Allowing it may just change the tide, and it could be expanded to other areas like government. Gordon Brown, anyone? Ken Livingstone (ooooh, yes please, let's get Jeremy Clarkson to do it)? Excessive NHS administrators? Bureaucratic idiots? Being required to directly face the results of their actions in the form of violent customers/citizens could provoke a more drastic change in attitude and delivery quality at last. Or put at least the idiots out of action.
And we could get Naomi to give classes :-)
(health warning: for those lacking an operable sense of humour, go and lie down now. I was kidding. I think. Maybe not. I need coffee).
Until you've been charged with offence, it's always suspicion.
Where's the "nit-pick/pedant" icon?
I presume all the characters making lame jokes about the use of the word "suspicion" were being facetious?
If not, let me explain: The general principle of "innocent until proven guilty" still endures (at least in theory). And "proven" means "proven in court". Thus, police cannot simply state outright that the person they detained was guilty, no matter how obvious it is. Especially as, if the detainee is later found not-guilty, even if it is by way of a technicality, they may be able to sue the cops.
From the cop's POV, it's bad enough seeing some scumbag go free, but to have him turn around and sue you is just too much - better to have tight regulations that prevent this.
The IT angle is
clearly she was driven to it by the procedural cockup that drove the rest of passengers through T5 equally batshit.
"BA have still failed to offer any explanation as to why her bag went missing at Terminal 5."
I think the clue is in the last two words...
Must admit up until now I just thought Ms. Campbell was an aimless overpaid drifter with a penchant for physical violence and no redeeming qualities.
I was wrong; she's an aimless overpaid drifter with one redeeming quality - a penchant for physical violence.
In this case, she dared to do what most of us only dream of - gave the incompetent buffoons running T5 a wakeup call. She should be congratulated, not collared.
Go Naomi, Go!
<THOUGHT POLICE DISCLAIMER>
The above text is intended to represent a satirical viewpoint and the author in no way condones acts of physical violence against the much respected and loved agents of the secret police who run this country in such an efficient and totally non intrusive way.
</THOUGHT POLICE DISCLAIMER>
s/charged with/convicted of the/
At least until Gordon gets round to changing it.
I am no fan of Naomi, but i dont have a bug up my arse either about her.
I do however think even though violence was probably not the smartest recourse for BA/BAAs complete incompetence / unprofessionalism, she sure had the right to be pissed off. I'm sure many of you would have been too, its just being a supermodel, shes more prone to dramatic tantys!
I never thought I'd ever say this, but...
...if the story told by her spokesperson is true, then my sympathies are with Naomi Campbell.
If the bag was on the flight, and the person didn't turn up - then yes, you unload the bag and delay the flight (and then throw the book at the person for his stupidity.)
But if the person is on the flight, and the bag hasn't made it, then fly anyway, and send the bag on later. Why should she be asked to leave the flight? For heaven's sake, that happens all the time. How would she even KNOW that one of her bags got lost until she got to her destination?
I suspect there is more to this, but on the face of it, it sounds like she got a raw deal.
Re: IT Angle
There are 2 IT angles
1) Did she use a Crackberry or Jesus Phone?
2) T5's Computerised Luggage Loss System is the apparent cause of her rage.
WTF? I know the Reg has a red top but please.
While I'm here, people who actually care about this sort of thing should remember two things: one, you're a moron; two, assaulting a police officer is remarkably easy, especially when they're trying to drag you somewhere against your will.
So you do everything right ...
they loose your luggage and then have the gaul to ask you to leave the plane!
I think I'd also be a tad annoyed too.
If they'd just let her go, she's enough spondooliks to replace anything missing at the other end. I thought the issue comes with putting the cases on and not the passenger not the other way around.
Why, oh why?
Is there no place left that doesn't report on this garbage? I have to ask, why do people care so much about these wealthy idiots and their day-to-day behaiviour? It's pathetic and I can't seem to find any "news" sites or "news"papers that don't have this crap plastered all over their respective walls.
I'm with Peter. I think Naomi should be used as a roving airport quality checker on behalf of British travellers everywhere.
She can start by popping down to Faro in Portugal and kicking the BA desk bloke in the bollocks, on account of him being the rudest person I have ever encountered anywhere.
Only the thin veneer of civilisation and fear of a Portuguese jail stopped me from killing him with his own stapler, but Naomi is not bound by such restrictions and so I think she would do a great job.
A brown person. Clocked a police officer. At an airport.
And she's alive?
Mine's the one 'unsuitable for the season' with nine bulletholes in it.
not being funny (and ignoring the fact that it's Naomi in the middle of it) had I been shuffled onto a flight on time with my baggage checked, then hurled from said flight because they lost my bags, I'd probably have kicked up an almighty fuss and decked someone too. Why the hell is she kicked off because they cocked up? Why lose one bag but not the other? Makes no sense to me.
Good to see they're on the case since the earlier case of the guy who
"suffer[ed] all manner of abuse. The teens smashed windows, climbed onto his house and vandalised the security camera he fitted to gather evidence."
was completely ignored..
The vulture that's been battered to death by yobs while the police are harrassing models.
No idea why all these people are using Terminal 5. I myself am waiting until Terminal 5.1 is built.
Mines the ski jacket in the suitcase on its way to Botswana.
"I personally am all in favour of beating up the retarded morons who can't manage a project to a succesful completeion, and who decided that testing was an optional part of the process..."
You're gonna be punching out 99% of this countries project managers then.
And you were going so well until the Health Warning
@Stuart Van Onselen
A Chief Constable said in an interview that "the police knew whether someone was guilty or not..."
The police have only two standard criteria,
a) Motorist / law abiding citizen = guilty as sin.
b)Hoody thug with someone elses blood dripping from his / her knuckles or thief / burglar with pockets stuffed with drugs & swag bag full of nicked electrical goods = poor victim of society.
Every one fits in to either of these categories.
So the BAA managers didn't even think to get the new staff round for a trial run before the terminal opened? Stupid tw@ts.
While waiting for my train this morning I overheard a fellow commuter expounding on how well the T5 build had gone, and that its operations were going well considering how long it had been open. Apparently he had been working on T5 for the last XX months or so. He also knew people who had been on the project for the whole development. I wonder what he would think if he had to go through it as a passenger?
We need a 'totally fscked up & confused' icon. Paris because she shares some of these attributes, though not nearly as totally as T5.