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AUGUST 12, 2001

Hell hath no fury...

FLAVIO BRIATORE loves being in the newspapers but the latest suggestions from Naomi Campbell's mother Valerie will not please the Benetton team director.

Campbell claims that Briatore beat up her daughter in the course of an argument.

Valerie told The Sunday Express newspaper that "they were having a really nice time. There was no provocation. It was all unexpected. She had a bloody nose and she had to go to hospital. Her face is swollen."

There have even been suggestions that Campbell reported the incident to Italian police but they will not investigate unless she makes a formal complaint.

Briatore denies the allegations which can do Briatore no good at all in his position as head of Renault Sport UK as this sort of thing is hardly designed to impress a large company like Renault...