6:36pm Friday 4th January 2013
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Naomi Campbell has been injured in a violent attempted mugging as she travelled through an upmarket area of Paris.
The supermodel was targeted by two people on a motorbike who tried to grab her handbag as she sat in her car.
She was reportedly left with a torn ligament in her leg following the attack, which took place just off the Rue de Rivoli, in the heart of the French capital.
She was later pictured sitting in a wheelchair with her left leg in a brace.
But Ms Campbell refused to see a doctor when she reported the crime to police. A police source said: "On November 21, two people on a motorbike attempted to steal Ms Campbell's handbag as she sat in a vehicle on Rue de Moussy. She filed a complaint with police in the 4th arrondissement but she did not agree to a medical examination."
A spokesman for the model refused to comment on the affair.
It is unclear precisely how the model was wounded but police sources said one suspect had managed to open the car door to snatch her bag.
She received medical treatment for her injuries abroad. According to reports, her billionaire Russian boyfriend Vladimir Doronin had her flown by private jet to Colorado where she was cared for by a leading orthopaedic surgeon.
Doronin is also believed to have stepped up security around the model since the mugging attempt.
There have been no arrests in connection with the case.
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