Three men have been charged in the robbery of former world boxing champion Amir Khan.
The sports star and his wife Faryal MakhdoomShe was crossing the street in Leyton, London, when two men approached her.
A gun was allegedly pointed at Khan’s face and he was ordered to hand over his £71,000 watch during the April incident.
At the time, the former boxer tweeted: “Just had my watch taken at gunpoint in East London, Leyton. I crossed the street with Faryal – luckily she was a few steps behind me.
“The main thing is that we’re both safe.”
Ahmed Bana (25), Nurul Amin (24) and Dante Campbell (20) will appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court today, the Metropolitan Police said.
Bana, from Hale Gardens in north London, has been charged with conspiracy to rob and possess a fake firearm.
Amin, from Cavendish Road, north London, has been charged with conspiracy to rob.
And Campbell, of Denmark Road, also in north London, has been charged with conspiracy to rob and possess a fake firearm.
He allegedly had the gun to “incite fear of violence” and was in possession of uncertified ammunition for the firearm.
Detective Sergeant Lee Warrington of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command confirmed the arrests.
He said: “Tackling robbery is a top priority for the Met and these arrests demonstrate our commitment to removing those who use violence or intend threats of violence off our streets.”
Following the April incident, Khan’s wife Faryal wrote on Instagram that the incident gave her a “stomach ache.”
The couple had just exited the Sahara Grill restaurant when they were ambushed.
Earlier in the day, a picture was posted online of Khan holding a fan, clearly showing the Olympic medalist’s flashy watch.
No shots were fired during the incident.
At the time, the 35-year-old told MailOnline: “This whole thing has left me and Faryal very upset and scared. You don’t expect to be robbed at gunpoint, not in London. Something like that happens in the US, but not in England.
“I am lucky to be alive and when the robbers fled, all I wanted to do was hug my wife and children.
“The thought of my family kept me from accepting them because if I had I could be dead by now.”
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