African-British multiple Olympic gold medalists runner, Mo Farah arrested in Newcastle for running suspiciously
David Rudisha and Mo Farah arrested in England
World’s 800m Olympic record holder David Rudisha and fellow athlete Mo Farah were briefly arrested briefly by Northumbria police officers in England.
The two athletes who were doing a normal morning jog on saturday when they set off police speed camera, which prompted a chase. and an arrest.
The police did not immediatly realize whom they were arresting and when they finally did and released them everybody made it into a joke.
After the incident, the Northumbria police officers released a statement on their facebook page saying: “We were called to central Newcastle today after reports of a speeding object on the Quayside.”
“Our officers attended and found two men claiming that they were Olympic gold medallists and had set off our speed cameras in a practice jog,”
“They kept telling us to Google Mo Farah and David Rudisha but we weren’t having any of it so decided they needed to pay a visit to custody. Due to a lack of evidence we had to release them without charge after a brief chat in the back of our police car.”