Three charged after boxer Amir Khan robbed at gunpoint
Three people have been charged in connection to a gunpoint robbery involving Amir Khan.
The ordeal took place in April and saw boxing champ Amir, 35, and his wife Faryal Makhdoom, 30, fearing for their lives as the armed thieves stole his £72,000 watch in east London.
Two months on, Ahmed Bana, 25, Nurul Amin, 24, and Dante Campbell, 20, have been charged over the robbery, Metropolitan Police said.
All three are due to appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court later, PA reports.
Scotland Yard said all three suspects, 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.
Former boxing champion Amir and his wife Faryal were on High Road in Leyton at around 9.15pm on April 18 when he was allegedly approached by some men who threatened him with a gun before stealing his expensive watch.
Faryal was later forced to defend her actions on the night after she fled the scene.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain after the scary ordeal, Faryal revealed that while she hoped Amir would be safe as the frightening incident took place, her first instinct was to stay safe herself.
Explaining that she has faced trolling for the decision, the mum-of-three explained that she fled for the sake of their children, daughters Lamaisah, seven, and Alayna, four, and their one year old son Muhammad Zaviyar.
"You know, I have kids. I'm a mother before anything," said the Pakistani-American celebrity, who wed Bolton-born Amir in 2013. They later split but were reconciled.
"I'm a mother and God forbid anything would happen to me here… You know, what would happen to my kids?"
While discussing the horrifying ordeal, Amir backed his wife's actions and said his overriding concern was that Faryal would get hurt during the frightening attack.
“God forbid the person shot the gun and it hit my wife,” Amir revealed. “I'm so happy that Faryal ran back and she made it away from that scene because anything could have happened.”
Further defending her actions, the mum-of-three went on: “I couldn't do anything different. You know, I couldn't get involved and get shot as well. Yeah, I think it's quite hurtful when you hear comments.”
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