Three arrested after armed robbers target Kensal Rise home of Ian Wright
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Detectives investigating an armed robbery at the Kensal rise home of former England footballer Ian Wright have arrested three men.
Officers held the suspects on suspicion of robbery after four masked men stormed the ex-Arsenal striker’s home on June 18.
The 50-year-old pundit was away in Brazil commenting on the World Cup when the raiders threatened his 39-year-old wife, Nancy Hallam, with a knife at around 9.20pm.
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.
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On hearing the news that arrests had been made on Friday he sent out a tweet the following day saying “The nets closing in eh scumbags? Rats will always be rats!”
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.
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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.
A spokesman for the Met told the Times the three men have been bailed to return to a police station at a later date.