Kim's bad hair day

21:06, Apr 15 2014
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HAIRY ISSUE: North Korea officials were not amused by their dear leader being held up as an example of a bad hair day.

Staff at a London hair salon say they had a close shave with North Korean officials after using the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, to promote discount haircuts.

M&M Hair Academy says it received a visit by two men from the nearby North Korean embassy after putting up a poster last week featuring a picture of Kim - who sports a distinctive undercut - and the slogan "Bad Hair Day?"

Barber Karim Nabbach said the manager refused to remove the poster and reported the incident to police.

London's Metropolitan Police confirmed on Tuesday (local time) that officers had spoken to both sides of the dispute and concluded "there were no offences for us to investigate".

Embassy officials could not be reached for comment.

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