Boxer Amir Khan thanks Met Police and calls for more gun education

Boxer Amir Khan thanks Met Police and calls for more education to reduce gun crime after three men appeared in court charged with robbing his £72,000 watch in ‘organised attack

  • Three men have been charged in connection with the robbery in Leytonstone
  • Amir Khan has warned that ‘gun cultureis on the increase in the UK
  • He also thanked the Mayor of London for helping him after the attack
  • CCTV showed two men run towards boxer in street, with one pointing a gun
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    Three men appeared in Thames Magistrates Court yesterday after the former boxing world champion was allegedly robbed at gunpoint in Leyton, est Londra.

    Former boxing champion Khan, 35, was with his wife Faryal on High Road in Leyton at around 9.15pm when he was allegedly approached by a gang who threatened him with a gun.

    Yesterday the police charged Ahmed Bana, 25, Nurul Amin, 24, and Dante Campbell, 20, over the incident on April 18.

    Speaking after the charges were announced, the Olympic medallist tweeted: ‘I would like to thank the Metropolitan Police.

    ‘They were always in communication with me & Sadiq Khan for pushing this case on his end.

    ‘Gun culture is on the increase in the UK, and we need to educate our youth to stay away from this.’

    Amir Khan is warning that  gun crime is on the increase int he UK, and wants more youngsters to be educated in the issues. He also thanked Mayor of London Sadiq Khan for all his support during the case

    Amir Khan is warning that gun crime is on the increase int he UK, and wants more youngsters to be educated in the issues. He also thanked Mayor of London Sadiq Khan for all his support during the case

    CCTV footage showed the couple leaving the restaurant before the incident in Leyton in April this year

    CCTV footage showed the couple leaving the restaurant before the incident in Leyton in April this year

    In a post to her Instagram account , Khan's wife Faryal also claimed the watch was stolen and posted its serial number in a bid to try and 'find out who's done this'

    In a post to her Instagram account , Khan’s wife Faryal also claimed the watch was stolen and posted its serial number in a bid to try and ‘find out who’s done this

    Scotland Yard said the three suspects, all from north London, have been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.

    Bana and Campbell have also been charged with possession of an imitation firearm.

    Campbell has also been charged with possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, and possession of ammunition for a firearm without a certificate.

    Hours before the incident, Khan was pictured with a fan while shopping in Oxford Street wearing his flashy watch, which is worth around £72,000 and is studded with 719 diamanti.

    He was also wearing it in an Instagram post from a charity do at the Grosvenor House Hotel the night before – raising fears he may have been specifically targeted.

    An eyewitness told The Sun that Khan was visibly shaken by the ordeal, aggiungendo: ‘They were not hanging around. They got straight into the car and fled.

    ‘Amir had enjoyed a lovely evening with his wife and had been shopping earlier in the day.

    ‘It raises real fears he was a deliberate target. It’s extremely serious. He was left absolutely terrified.

    Amir Khan is pictured with a fan in Oxford Street wearing one of his luxury watches

    Amir Khan is pictured with a fan in Oxford Street wearing one of his luxury watches

    The 35-year-old boxer and his wife were attacked outside the Sahara Grill in Leyton on April 18 where robbers made off with his diamond-encrusted Franck Muller Vanguard Chronograph (nella foto)

    The 35-year-old boxer and his wife were attacked outside the Sahara Grill in Leyton on April 18 where robbers made off with his diamond-encrusted Franck Muller Vanguard Chronograph (nella foto)

    Khan and Makhdoom, in cui si è sposato 2013 in New York, ho tre bambini, Lamisah, Muhammad and Alayna.

    At the time Khan posted on Twitter: ‘Just had my watch taken off me at gun point in East London, Leyton.

    ‘I crossed the road with Faryal, luckily she was few steps behind me.

    ‘Two men ran to me, he asked for my watch whilst having a gun pointed in my face. The main thing is we’re both safe.

    Detective Sergeant Lee Warrington of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command said: ‘Tackling robbery is a key priority for the Met and these arrests demonstrate our commitment to taking those intent on using violence, or the threat of violence, off of our streets.

    Nel 2012 Khan was ambushed by an armed gang that reportedly tried to steal his £100,000 Range Rover.