Scotland Yard opens investigation into Mo Farah's trafficking revelations
Driving the news: This comes days after Farah revealed to the BBC that he was trafficked to the United Kingdom from Djibouti and forced to work as a domestic servant.
Details: The investigation will likely focus on a married couple Farah accused of forcing him to cook, clean and babysit for, according to the Daily Telegraph.
- Farah's revelations are included in a BBC documentary about his story called "The Real Mo Farah," airing Wednesday.
- Farah's real name is Hussein Abdi Kahin. The name Mohamed Farah was stolen from another child and used to create a fake passport, according to the BBC.
- Farah is originally from Somaliland but was staying with family in Djibouti when he was taken, he told the BBC.
- His father, Abdi, was killed by stray gunfire when Sir Mo was 4 years old, in civil violence in Somalia.
What they're saying: “Specialist officers have opened an investigation and are currently assessing the available information,” a Metropolitan Police spokesperson told The Guardian.