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'Moss willing to face drugs quiz'

Supermodel Kate Moss will reportedly return to Britain and face arrest about allegations that she snorted cocaine.

india Updated: Jan 06, 2006 18:12 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse

Supermodel Kate Moss will return to Britain and face arrest about allegations that she snorted cocaine,

the Daily Mirror

reported Friday.

The tabloid, which first published grainy video stills of the 31-year-old allegedly sniffing the drug at a London recording studio last year, said she was willing to return from the United States.

On Thursday, Tarique Ghaffur, the Assistant Commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police, appealed to Moss to return to Britain as they wanted to speak to her "as soon as possible" as part of their investigations.

"She is very happy to co-operate with the police," The Mirror quoted an unnamed friend as saying. "If they were that concerned, they would have extradited her or sent police to see her."

The broadsheet Daily Telegraph also chipped in, quoting an unnamed "close associate" of Moss as saying: "She is expected to volunteer to see the police in the next month or so.

"She has always said that she will return to Britain and is happy to co-operate. There has never been any suggestion that she will stay in the US."

The allegations led to Moss losing lucrative contracts with Swedish retailer H and M, French fashion and perfume house Chanel and trendy British trenchcoat brand Burberry.

She has since been dubbed "Cocaine Kate" in British newspapers.

But unlike her former boyfriend, the singer Pete Docherty, Moss has endured a short exile.

While Docherty's career nosedives, she made a comeback on the covers of leading fashion magazines plus a television commercial for Virgin mobile phones in Britain that shows her making only a nice cup of tea.

She has been in the United States for about three months and underwent treatment at a detox centre in Arizona after issuing a public apology for her hard-partying conduct.

First Published: Jan 06, 2006 18:12 IST