The Metropolitan Police Department said Sir Mo Farah began an investigation on suspicion of trafficking as a child.
The four-time Olympic Champion was aired Wednesday in a BBC documentary revealing that he was born in Somaliland as Hussein Abdi Kahin and was trafficked to the United Kingdom at the age of nine to do domestic work. Did.
Following the broadcast, the Metropolitan Police Department said experts had begun investigating the allegations.
“We know the media coverage of Sir Mo Farah. No reports to MPS [Metropolitan Police Service] At this point, “Power said in a statement.
“Experts have begun an investigation and are evaluating the information currently available.”
Farah is the first British athletics player to win four Olympic gold medals after successfully defending the 2012 gold medalist title in the 2016 5,000 and 10,000 meter races.
In a documentary titled “The RealMo Farah,” the 39-year-old said his father was killed and separated from his mother at the age of four during the Somali Civil War.
Farah said that when he was nine, a woman he had never met took him from Djibouti to England under the name of another child.
When Farah arrived at a woman’s apartment in Hounslow, west London, thinking of when she was planning to live with her relatives in Europe, she said she was “in trouble” when she tore her contact details. I said I knew that. From him.
Fara said he had to take care of the children if he wanted food, and three years later he didn’t enter school until he told school staff that the woman was a refugee from Somalia. ..
Farah later confided to his PE teacher, Alan Watkinson. He helped him find foster parents and eventually acquire British citizenship in 2000.
The Interior Ministry said on Wednesday that the department had no plans to take any action against Fara, as he was a child when the false statement was made, in line with the guidance.
Farah, who heard the news, told the BBC that he was “relieved.”
“For me, this is my country. If it weren’t for Alain and the people who supported me since I was a kid, I wouldn’t even have the courage. [sic] This, “he said.
“There are many people in my life, especially my wife who has been very supportive and empowered to discuss it throughout my career.”
and Instagram In a post on Wednesday, Farah said he had produced a documentary for his wife and children. “They have become more aware of the experiences we have led to becoming a family today.”
“Not all kids can get off to the easiest start in life, but that doesn’t mean they can’t continue to achieve their dreams,” he wrote. “I hope you see it later. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.”