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Harrods make new claim against school

Friday 29 March 1996 00:02 GMT

Harrods claimed in court that its reputation for all things excellent was in danger of being polluted by the "bad odour" of a sex scandal at a south London prep school.

The Knightsbridge store has asked the Court of Appeal to ban the prep from calling itself The Harrodian School on the grounds that it is passing itself off as having some connection with Harrods and trying to cash in on the company's good will. The judgement was expected yesterday, but in the meantime, Harrods came up with fresh evidence - press cuttings relating how the school's owner, Sir Alford Houstoun-Boswall, had sacked his wife Eliana as headmistress after she had an affair with a teacher.

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