Armed robbers target family of former Arsenal player Ian Wright at their Kensal Rise home
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Police are appealing for information after armed burglars targeted the family of former England and Arsenal striker Ian Wright at their home in Kensal Rise.
The 50-year-old sports pundit has flown home from the World Cup in Brazil to comfort his wife and children following the attack yesterday evening at around 9.20pm.
Four men forced their way into the house and held his wife Nancy Hallam and their children at knifepoint before making off with personal property and jewellery.
The four suspects are black, aged between 18-25, and were wearing dark clothing and hoodies obscuring their faces.
They spoke with a London accent.
Mr Wright, who has been working for ITV at the World Cup, tweeted on last night: “You won’t get away with it.”
DCI Mick Gornall, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are trying to trace these four men, and I’d ask anyone who may know anything to get in touch with my team and help us.
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“Fortunately no one was injured during the burglary, but it is still very frightening to have people force their way into your home and threaten you.
“Last night officers went to the address and started carrying out house to house enquiries, we are also seizing and reviewing CCTV.”
Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.