Olympic medallist, Amir Khan, has revealed that he and his wife were held at gunpoint while in London.
Writing on Twitter, Khan revealed that he had his watch taken off him.
“Just had my watch taken off me at gun point in East London, Leyton,” he wrote.
“I crossed the road with Faryal [his wife], luckily she was a few steps behind me.
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. 2 men ran to me, he asked for my watch whist having a gun pointed in my face. The main thing is we’re both safe.
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) April 18, 2022
“2 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.”
The Metropolitan Police have issued a statement regarding the incident.
“A man in his 30s alleged to have been approached by two males who threatened him with a firearm before stealing his watch and fleeing,” they said.
“There were no reports of any shots fired or any injuries. Police responded and conducted an area search.”
The police confirm that an investigation into the incident has begun.