Ian Wright armed robbery in Kensal Rise: Two men released with no further action

Ian Wright with his MBE in 2000 (Pic credit: PA)

Ian Wright with his MBE in 2000 (Pic credit: PA) - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Two men arrested and bailed in connection with an armed robbery at the Kensal rise home of former England footballer Ian Wright have been released with no further action.

Ian Wright's home in Kensal Rise (Pic credit: PA)

Ian Wright's home in Kensal Rise (Pic credit: PA) - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Detectives held the 32 and 40-year-old after four masked men stormed the ex-Arsenal striker’s home on June 18 this year while we was away in Brazil commenting on the World Cup.

Nancy Hallam, 39, the 50-year-old pundit‘s wife was threatened with a knife while the couple’s two young children were asleep in a separate room.

After hearing the news Mr Wright flew back from South America but later returned to continue his duties.

On hearing the news that police had arrested three men in July he sent out a tweet the following day saying “The nets closing in eh scumbags? Rats will always be rats!”


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Mr Wright’s MBE and a treasured watch given to him by ex team-mate Dennis Bergkamp were among the items stolen by the robbers.

Before he returned to the World Cup he sent out a tweet saying justice will be done and offered a reward for any information leading to arrests.

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A third man, aged 30, who was arrested remains on bail until next month.

The suspects are black, aged between 18-25, and were wearing dark clothing and hoodies obscuring their faces.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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