Former boxing champion Amir Khan has arrived at courtroom to provide proof within the trial over his theft.
An alleged mugger has denied involvement within the plot to steal a boxing champion’s £72,000 diamond-encrusted watch and claimed he solely went to the identical restaurant to eat.
The 2004 Olympic silver medalist will describe how he was confronted by a gunman after he left a restaurant in London in April final yr.
The 36 year-old had been eating together with his spouse Faryal Makhdoom and his good friend Omar Khalid on the Sahara Grill in Leyton, east London.
The gunman yelled at Mr Khan: ‘Take off the watch!’
Amir Khan, 36, a 2004 Olympic silver medalist, arriving at Snaresbrook Crown Court docket to provide proof
The previous boxing world champion was robbed of his diamond-encrusted watch at gunpoint as he left a restaurant together with his spouse Faryal Makhdoom, 31, (proper), the courtroom heard yesterday
The boxer handed over the £72,000 Franck Muller Vanguard Chronograph and the robber fled.
Ahmed Bana, Nurul Amin and Ismail Mohammed, all 25, deny conspiracy to commit theft whereas jurors heard Dante Campbell, 21, beforehand admitted to being the gunman.
CCTV footage performed to jurors at Snaresbrook Crown Court docket confirmed Mr Khan and his spouse eating on the restaurant earlier than the theft.
Amin and Mohammed had been stated to be ‘spotters’ who sat at a desk a number of ft away from the couple and Mr Khalid.
Mohammed took a cellphone name within the restaurant, with data suggesting it was from Bana.
Because the Khans left the restaurant, Amir stopped to greet some folks outdoors.
CCTV exhibits the previous light-welterweight world champion leaving the restaurant and the second Campbell ran at him.
Campbell will get out of a Mercedes pushed by Bana with an unknown male.
Mr Khan was focused for his £72,000 Franck Muller Vanguard Chronograph as he dined with Faryal and good friend Omar Khalid on the Sahara Grill in Leyton, east London
He’ll describe to the courtroom how he was confronted by a gunman after he left a restaurant in London in April final yr
CCTV footage beforehand performed to jurors confirmed the second Mr Khan was robbed of his watch
Philip Evans KC, prosecuting, stated: ‘You possibly can see Campbell waving a gun at Mr Khan and his spouse.’
Within the second day of the trial, Mr Evans stated a balaclava and black sports activities gloves had been present in Amin’s bed room.
He stated it matched ‘precisely’ the clothes worn by one of many males seen on CCTV.
Bana and Amin had been each arrested on 22 June 2022 whereas Mohammed was arrested on 20 July.
Throughout interview Mohammed informed police: ‘I went to Sahara Grill Restaurant with Nurul Amin and Hamza Kulane because it was Ramadan and so they needed to interrupt quick.
‘While within the restaurant we observed folks taking images with somebody within the restaurant.
‘I didn’t know who the person was however discovered from the others that he was a professional boxer Amir Khan.
‘Others had posted Snapchat tales of being in there with Amir Khan.
‘After we completed consuming we needed to smoke a joint so went to Nurul’s automotive to park up on a aspect highway in order that we might smoke. Presently I didn’t know anybody had been robbed.
Amir Khan and his spouse Faryal Makhdoom at Indigo on the O2 in London in 2019
Mr Khan waves to reporters as he arrives at Snaresbrook Crown Court docket immediately for the trial
‘It’s only later after I met with Ahmed that I discovered what occurred, however Ahmed informed me he had nothing to do with the theft.
‘I didn’t have any involvement in a plan to rob. I didn’t agree anybody must be robbed and I definitely didn’t name Ahmed or anybody to come back and rob any individual.’
Jurors had been informed Campbell, of Hornsey has admitted conspiracy to commit theft and possession of an imitation firearm.
Bana, of Hale Gardens, Tottenham, Amin, of Cavendish Street, Finsbury Park, and Mohammed, of Edmonton, all deny conspiracy to commit theft.
Bana additionally denies having an imitation firearm.
The previous boxer’s watch was specifically commissioned and has not been recovered.
Mr Khan and Ms Makhdoom married in New York in 2013 and have three youngsters.
The trial continues with Amir Khan is predicted to provide proof later immediately.