Mo Farah (left) and Haile Gebrselassie (centre) raced against each other at the 2013 Great North Run

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah was involved in an altercation at Haile Gebrselassie’s hotel but was the victim of an attack, his coach says.

Farah and Gebrselassie are involved in a dispute over an alleged theft at a hotel belonging to the Ethiopian athletics great in Addis Ababa.

On Thursday, Gebrselassie said Farah “punched and kicked” a husband and wife during the Briton’s stay this year.

Farah’s coach Gary Lough said he was acting in self-defence.

Gebrselassie made further claims on Thursday