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Sarkozy apologises over son's tomato throwing incident

A tomato and marbles were thrown at a policewoman outside the presidential palace.

Image: AP Photo/Claude Paris/PA Images

FRENCH PRESIDENT Nicolas Sarkozy has apologised to a policewoman after his son was linked to an incident in which marbles and a tomato were thrown at the officer.

The officer was outside the presidential palace at the time of the incident.

According to The Connexion, police sources said that the officer filed a report after a marble and a tomato were thrown at her by thrown by 15-year-old Louis Sarkozy and his friend. It is understood that the officer’s complaint has been dropped.

Sarkozy’s office has refused to comment on the incident, but Reuters reports that the president apologised to the policewoman involved in person over the events. The teenager is Sarkozy’s son from his second marriage.

Earlier this year, the president controversially flew an elder son home from Ukraine on a government jet after he fell ill from food poisoning while in Ukraine.

Sarkozy is currently engaged in a terse battle to retain the presidency. He was recently heckled by an angry crowd while visiting the Basque country. Last week he declared that France needs to cut the number of foreigners who migrate to the country and has threatened to pull France out of the Schengen zone unless stricter measures are taken against illegal immigration.

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