Amir Khan left ‘Embarrassed’ after Robbery as Thieves Jailed

Amir Khan said he felt “embarrassed” after being robbed of his watch at gunpoint. This comes as two men were jailed.

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"I believe I have become a target."

As two men were jailed for their involvement in the gunpoint robbery of Amir Khan’s watch, the ex-boxer said he felt “embarrassed”.

Dante Campbell and Ahmed Bana admitted their involvement in the theft of Amir’s £72,000 diamond-encrusted Franck Muller Vanguard Chronograph timepiece.

They targeted Amir after he had dined at a restaurant in east London in April 2022.

Campbell held the gun to Amir’s head.

He admitted four charges of conspiracy to commit robbery, two charges of possessing an imitation firearm, and one charge relating to ammunition found in a sock at his home in Hornsey, north London.

Campbell was jailed for seven years and nine months.

Bana, of Tottenham, drove the getaway car.

He admitted charges of conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of an imitation firearm.

He was jailed for nine years and eight months.

Ismail Mohamed and Nurul Amin were cleared of helping Campbell and Bana.

One other suspect, Hamza Kulane, is believed to still be on the run.

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In a victim impact statement, Amir said he no longer felt safe in the UK and admitted the incident was “embarrassing” due to his status as a former boxer.

Amir Khan said: “This has had a serious effect on my life. I am now very fearful of going out – especially in London.

“I am very scared of walking around London and I have never felt like this before.

“I know I can fight, but the streets of London are so unsafe and I believe I have become a target.

“I can now no longer enjoy things like shopping. I am constantly looking over my shoulder and am wary of people.

“Being a boxer in the public eye has made this embarrassing for me, but the man had a gun.”

“This has made me realise I am a target. I am reliving this all the time and will find it hard to move on.”

His wife Faryal Makhdoom added: “After the incident, we cancelled any events in the UK and moved forward our flights back to Dubai.

“We didn’t feel safe in London and still don’t feel safe.

“I can’t walk around London without looking over my shoulder. The week after I was struggling to sleep.

“I have hired security for myself and Amir when we are in London.”

Philip Evans KC, prosecuting, said the watch was later returned to Amir by solicitors representing Bana.

The court was later told by Sebastian Gardiner, Bana’s representative, that Amir had indicated he would auction the watch and donate the money to his charity, the Amir Khan Foundation.

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”

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