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Campbell's diamonds taken to police

08-07-2010 08:56 BJT

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South African police say the man who took uncut diamonds from British super model Naomi Campbell in 1997 has handed over the jewelry to them.

The former manager of Nelson Mandela's Children's Fund charity, Jeremy Ratcliffe, said in a Friday statement that he took three stones from the super model a day after she received them, because he feared she might break the law by taking them out of South Africa.

Testifying at the Hague War Crimes Tribunal for former Liberian ruler Charles Taylor on Thursday, Campbell said she received some "dirty looking pebbles" after a charity dinner with Mandela, who was then South Africa's President.

But she added she did not know if they were "blood diamonds," or whether the unidentified donor had been Taylor. South African police say a decision on investigating the case further, or pressing charges, would have to wait until the authentication process is completed.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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