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Hair salon manager in 'scary' encounter with North Korean officials over Kim Jong-un advert

A London hair salon manager has revealed that he had a "scary" confrontation with North Korean officials over an advert featuring Kim Jong-un.

Mo Nabbach, who runs the M&M hair Academy in South Ealing, used a photograph of the dictator alongside an advert saying: "Bad Hair Day? 15% off all gent cuts through the month of April."

The advert was designed to boost the hair salon's business. Credit: PA Wire

Mr Nabbach told ITV London that two men, believed to be North Korean officials, took offence and approached him in the shop in South Ealing Road.

"They took pictures and made notes outside. The Guys then came in and demanded to speak to the manager. They ordered me to take the poster down.

"I told them we are in England and not North Korea and told them to get out of my premises."The salon is located just miles from the North Korean embassy in Ealing.

Mo Nabbach used an image of Kim Jong-Un as part of an advertising campaign. Credit: Reuters

Barber Karim Nabbach, 26, told the Press Association that the salon was just making "light of a bad situation in North Korea.

"We haven't had any trouble since then, if anything the poster has become a tourist attraction. It was just something that had been in the news, and the North Korean officials didn't even have the haircut," he added.

"We always put up little offers in the window, it's harmless. We were just making light of a bad situation in North Korea."

North Korea's embassy in Ealing, west London. Credit: Reuters

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson confirmed that officers had spoken to all parties involved but no offences had been reported.

Local media suggested last month that all men in North Korea are now forced to have the same haircut - of short sides with a long parting in the middle - as their leader.