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British prince's ex-parter in court over 'painting theft'

Published on Oct 6, 2012 7:39 AM

LONDON (AFP) - Ms Koo Stark, the former girlfriend of Britain's Prince Andrew, appeared in court on Friday accused of stealing a painting from a former partner.

Ms Stark, 56, an actress, photographer and artist who dated Andrew in the early 1980s, appeared at West London Magistrates' Court on charges relating to the 40,000 pounds (S$80,000) artwork.

It is alleged she stole the Anthonie van Borssom oil painting from the flat of her former partner Warren Walker, father of her daughter Tatiana.

Ms Stark denied stealing the artwork, which depicts a moonlit coastal landscape.

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