President Sarkozy 'apologises for son's tomato prank'

Nicholas Sarkozy during a campaign meeting, 11 March
Image caption Nicholas Sarkozy is currently on the campaign trail in France seeking re-election

French President Nicholas Sarkozy has apologised to a policewoman after his son threw a tomato at her, reports say.

Teenager Louis Sarkozy and a friend chucked a tomato and a pellet at the policewoman from the Elysee Palace, police sources said.

The president later reportedly met the officer and conveyed his apologies.

Louis, 15, is Mr Sarkozy's son from his second marriage. He has two other sons from his first marriage and a daughter with his new wife, Carla Bruni.

The incident comes at a difficult time for Mr Sarkozy. He is currently seeking re-election but is trailing in the polls behind the Socialist party candidate, Francois Hollande.

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