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Tara in airport lounge rage arrest

Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has been cautioned by police after a "disturbance" at Heathrow Airport.

The 42-year-old "It girl" was arrested by armed officers following her reaction to being refused access to a first-class lounge, The Sun said.

Video footage filmed by a witness showed her sobbing, swearing and tearing out her hair extensions during the incident on Saturday, the newspaper said.

Palmer-Tomkinson, who has battled drug problems in the past, was taken to a west London police station and accepted a caution under the Public Order Act.

Following her arrest, the former reality television star told The Sun that a panic attack triggered her behaviour.

She said: "I wasn't drunk, there was no disorderly. I was cautioned , I saw a doctor, they were nice to me."

Palmer-Tomkinson has since flown to Switzerland, where she will celebrate her 43rd birthday, the paper said.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Police at Heathrow Terminal 5 were made aware of disturbance in the forecourt of the building at approximately 3.30pm on Saturday, December 20.

"Officers arrived at the scene and arrested a 42-year-old woman.

"She was taken to a west London police station and subsequently accepted a caution under section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986."


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