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Koo Stark to appear in court over theft allegation

Koo Stark
Image caption Koo Stark was declared bankrupt last year, over an unpaid hotel bill

Actress Koo Stark is to appear in court in connection with an alleged theft.

The 56-year-old, who dated Prince Andrew in the 1980s, has been summonsed to appear under her real name of Kathleen Stark, next Friday.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said Ms Stark, also a photographer and artist, has not been charged at this stage.

Miss Stark, made bankrupt last year, has been summonsed over claims she stole from a property in Notting Hill, west London, in July.

She is scheduled to appear at Hammersmith Magistrates' Court.

In February 2011, she was given a bankruptcy order at the High Court over an unpaid hotel bill of £38,680.

The bankruptcy petition was brought by the Jumeirah hotel group over her stay at the five-star Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London's Knightsbridge area in 2008.