Lionel Richie's son cautioned at Heathrow Airport for 'battery and bomb hoax'

Laura Hannam
Reporter
Lionel Richie’s son has been cautioned. (PA Images)

Lionel Richie’s son, Miles Richie, has reportedly been cautioned by police after claiming to have a bomb that he would detonate on an aeroplane.

The 24-year-old model also reportedly hit a security officer at Heathrow Airport on Saturday morning.

The incident, which occurred at Terminal Five, involved Richie being stopped from boarding a plane and then allegedly becoming physically violent.

According to TMZRichie: ‘claimed to have a bomb in his bag, which he’d detonate if he wasn’t let on to the plane.’

The celebrity news source said that fellow passengers witnessed Richie become irate when he wasn’t allowed onto the plane and made a comment about having a bomb. They also claim that Richie struck a security officer during the altercation.

A spokesperson for Scotland Yard has released the following statement: ‘A 24-year-old man accepted a caution for communicating false information causing a bomb hoax and battery following an incident at Heathrow Terminal 5 earlier that morning.’

They added that they would be releasing the name of the individual as only a caution was given.

Lionel Richie with his three children: Nicole, Sofia and Miles. (PA Images)

Miles is Motown legend Lionel Richie’s only son. He was in London to partake in London’s Fashion Week Men’s. He is signed to the international modelling agency, IMG Models.

His mother is former dancer Diane Alexander, Lionel Richie’s second wife, whom he divorced in 2004. Miles is sister to 20-year-old Sofia Richie, who also works as a model, and is currently in a relationship with 35-year-old reality star Scott Disick.

He is also brother of adopted sister Nicole Richie, 37, whom Lionel adopted with first wife Brenda Harvey in 1983.

Yahoo Celebrity has reached out to Miles Richie’s representative for comment. As of Monday morning, no response has been received.

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