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Peaches denies dress theft claim

A fashion boutique boss who accused Peaches Geldof of stealing a dress from his store said today: "I just want my money back."

The 22-year-old TV presenter "strenuously" denies allegations that she stole a garment from Vintage King in Camden Stables, north London.

Police confirmed they were investigating the allegation of theft, believed to involve a £70 dress, from the store.

Its owners are believed to have reported the incident after trying to contact her when they were unable to find the dress.

The shop's boss, who did not want to be identified, said he was keen to avoid a row over the incident. "I don't want to get sued - I just want my money back," he said.

The daughter of Boomtown Rats star Bob Geldof and his late wife Paula Yates has been linked to - and exonerated over - a string of shoplifting allegations in the past.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "We can confirm police have received an allegation of theft.

"It is alleged that on March 4 a woman stole a dress from a shop in Camden Road. Officers are investigating the alleged theft."

Peaches' spokeswoman said she was at a TV studio on the day of the alleged incident. "She's not been contacted by the police and was actually at a TV studios doing a voice-over at the alleged time of the alleged incident," she said.

Peaches was accused in 2008 of leaving the Victim store near Carnaby Street with a £500 dress but later returned it to the shop, saying there had been a misunderstanding. She was also wrongly accused of stealing an item of clothing from east London shop Luna & Curious.

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