Amir Khan Updates: Amir Khan, the former world boxing champion, claims he was robbed at gunpoint while out with his wife in Leyton, east London. The 35-year-old said on Twitter on Monday that two men had a “gun pointed in my face” while they snatched his watch. “The most important thing is that we’re both safe,” said the 2008 Olympic silver medalist, who was with his wife Faryal at the time.
After being alerted to an incident on High Road in Leyton at 21:15 BST on Monday, the Metropolitan Police stated they were investigating. “A man in his 30s was approached by two males who threatened him with a weapon before snatching his watch and escaping,” according to the statement.
“NO SHOTS WERE FIRED, AND NO CASUALTIES WERE REPORTED.”
Police were dispatched and performed a search of the surrounding area. “At this early point, no arrests have been made.” “An investigation has been launched, and authorities are investigating a variety of leads.” Khan’s most recent fight was in February, when he was stopped by fierce rival Kell Brook, after which he stated that the loss could be his last.
“Just had my watch snatched off me at gunpoint in East London, Leyton,” Khan tweeted. Faryal was a few feet behind me as we crossed the street. Two men dashed up to me, one of whom demanded my watch while pointing a revolver at my head. The most important thing is that we’re both safe.”
“Police were summoned to High Road, Leyton at 2115 on Monday, April 18 to commence an investigation,” the Metropolitan Police said in a statement. Two men in their 30s are accused of approaching a man in his 30s and threatening him with a handgun before snatching his watch and leaving. There were no shots fired and no injuries reported. Police were dispatched and conducted a search of the surrounding area. There have been no arrests at this early point.
“AN INVESTIGATION HAS BEEN LAUNCHED, AND AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING A VARIETY OF LEADS.”
Khan, the former WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion, was stopped in the sixth round by fellow Briton Kell Brook in Manchester in February. That was his sixth loss in a professional career that had seen him win 34 times, 21 of those by knockout.