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UK ambassador to Kuwait faces 'affair' allegations

Married father of four has left the Gulf state just a year after taking ambassador role.

UK ambassador to Kuwait faces 'affair' allegations
SCANDAL: The UKs ambassador to Kuwait has returned home amid allegations he had an affair with a younger embassy worker. (GETTY IMAGES)

The British ambassador to Kuwait has returned to the UK amid allegations of an affair with a junior embassy employee, the UK’s Daily Mail has reported.

Michael Aron, 50, a married father of four, has left the Gulf state after allegedly having an affair with his younger colleague Victoria Cumming.

He is understood to have taken a desk job in Whitehall, London, just a year after taking the role of ambassador to Kuwait.

Miss Cumming, 35, who is also married, has returned to the UK and is understood to be pregnant, the paper said. She formerly worked at the embassy in Kuwait City.

Her husband of nine years, David Fisk, a banker, remains in Kuwait, the paper said.

Mr Aron’s wife and mother of his four children, Dr Rachel Aron, is the British ambassador to Belgium.

Under Kuwait’s Sharia law, adultery is punishable by jail or lashes. If found guilty, expatriates working in the Gulf state would also face deportation.

The Foreign Office declined to comment on the report. A spokesman told the paper: “We don't comment on the personal lives of individual employees or internal personnel issues.”

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J. Wheatley 10 years ago

So what does the media do now, no comment from the Gov. obviously no comment from the victims...... What does it feel like to invade the personal lives of others and get paid for publicizing your findings? Thats what soap operas are for, not news broadcasts!!!

julian howard 10 years ago

Well he definitely won't be able to Captain England now

Amira Smith 10 years ago

Actually, the original story does carry comment from the 'victims' (interesting choice of word there - are you referring to their respective partners?). As the ambassador for Kuwait, I think he's sufficiently in the public eye to make this news - particularly for Brit expats.

Ahmed 10 years ago

I can understand John Terry and Ashley Cole doing something like that, but Her Majesty's Ambassador!!! this guy probably went to Eton and Oxford, yet he is acting just like Terry and Cole who have a dubious background. It does not matter that this has happened in an Islamic country... its wrong no matter where it happens, because of his position, age and what he represented.