Red face after tomato thrown

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy. Photo / AP
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy. Photo / AP

Nicolas Sarkozy has apologised to a policewoman after she was hit by a tomato thrown by his teenage son.

Louis, the 15-year-old son of Sarkozy and his ex-wife Cecilia, was playing with friends on Friday in the courtyard of the Elysee when a tomato was thrown in the direction of the policewoman on the street outside. A pellet also hit her on the cheek.

The policewoman filed a criminal report but the case was dropped after an apology from Louis' embarrassed father, according to a police source.

The President's office declined to comment.

The President prides himself on being tough on crime.

Sarkozy, who last year had a baby girl with his third wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, also has two adult sons from a first marriage.

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