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Egypt crisis: Mubarak's family flees to UK

January 31, 2011 17:15 IST

In the wake of the current unrest in the country, the panic-stricken family of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has reportedly fled Egypt for the luxurious refuge of their London townhouse.

According to reports circulating in Britain's Egyptian community, President Mubarak and wife Suzanne are planning to head to their London townhouse.

Egyptian baggage handlers at Heathrow are even said to have already spotted the Egyptian first lady arriving at the airport.

Mubarak's son Gamal has already arrived in Britain on a private jet with his own family and 97 pieces of luggage. Gamal owns a six-floor Georgian mansion a stone's throw from Harrods in Knightsbridge, West London, The Sun reports.

Mubarak is said to have amassed a 25 billion pound fortune for his family since grabbing power in 1981.

Suzanne, Gamal and older son Alaa, 49, have become symbols of excess and corruption in Egypt.

The fashion-loving Suzanna holds a British passport because her mother Lily May Palmer was a Briton, The Sun reports.

Source: ANI