After his shocking statements, an investigation was opened into the charges of smuggling Mohammed Farah

The Metropolitan Police have opened an investigation into allegations that British runner Sir Muhammad Farah was smuggled into Britain by a married couple and forced to work as a house slave.

Sir Mohamed Farah told the BBC he was smuggled to London at the age of nine under a fake photo by a stranger who helped him escape the war in Somalia.

The four-time Olympic champion reports that the couple he lived with forced him to cook, clean and take care of the children.

He also claims that they told him he would never see his family again if he told anyone the truth.

Police said they are aware of the allegations and are opening an investigation. A police statement said: “Specialized agents have opened an investigation and are currently evaluating the information available.”

Sir Muhammad Farah explained in his statements to the BBC that he was illegally brought to Britain when he was a child and forced to work as a maid.

The Olympic star reported that those who took him by plane from Djibouti called him Mohamed Farah, and his real name is Hussein Abdi Kahin.

“I’ve kept this a secret for years, but you can’t keep it a secret for long,” said Mohamed Farah.

The long-distance runner has previously said he came to Britain with his parents as refugees from Somalia.