Bogus Malala 'family' raises suspicion in UK
17 October, 2012
LONDON: Two people wanting to visit Malala Yousufzai raised suspicion in Britain on Tuesday after turning up overnight at the hospital where she is undergoing treatment, the hospital and police said.
Authorities are highly sensitive about Malala's security because the Taliban, who targeted her, say they would again try to kill the 14-year-old if she survived last week's attack.
"A number of people turned up claiming to be members of Malala's family which we don't believe to be true," Dave Rosser, the hospital's medical director, told Britain's Sky News.
"They didn't get very far. Security is well under control." Police said two people came to the hospital overnight wishing to see her but were questioned and turned away. "They were stopped in a public area of the hospital and questioned by police, who recorded their details and advised the pair that they would not be allowed to see her," West Midlands Police said in a statement.