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Two men jailed after robbing boxer Amir Khan at gunpoint

The two accomplices ordered the former boxing world champion to hand over his £72,000 watch on Leyton High Road last year

By Marco Marcelline

Dante Campbell (left), and Ahmed Bana (right), Amir Khan’s stolen watch (centre)
Credit: Met Police / Canva

Two men have been jailed after robbing boxer Amir Khan at gunpoint outside Sahara Grill restaurant in Leyton last year.

Khan had been out with his wife and a friend on 18 April last year when he was approached by two masked men and ordered to hand over his £72,000 rose-gold diamond encrusted watch.

Dante Campbell, 20, of Hornsey and Ahmed Bana, 26, of Tottenham, were jailed yesterday (24 July) after admitting conspiracy to rob and for the possession of an imitation firearm. 

Campbell was handed a seven year and nine month sentence while getaway driver Bana was handed a nine year and eight month sentence. 

Amir Khan’s stolen watch. It was later returned to him by police. Credit: Met Police

Khan told Snaresbrook Crown Court how the robbery had left him “fearful”. “I am very fearful of going out particularly in London. I avoid coming back to London, which I find sad because it’s where I grew up and spent my life. I am constantly looking over my shoulder. I am very wary of people, even fans and friendly people who approach.”

He added: “I was previously very friendly. I never said no to a fan who wanted to chat or take a photo.”

His wife Faryal Khan told the court how she “keeps thinking we could have been shot” and how the couple, who now live in Dubai, “do not feel safe coming back” to London.

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