West Ham striker Andy Carroll ‘held up at gunpoint’ during attempted robbery


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Premier League footballer Andy Carroll was threatened by ‘two armed men’ in an attempted robbery as he returned home from a training session.

The West Ham striker, 27, was driving his Mercedes G-Wagon back to his home in Essex when he was approached by two men on motorbikes shortly before 1pm on Wednesday.

They claimed to have a firearm and demanded he stop his vehicle.

The Premier League forward sped off and was pursued through the streets, before he turned off at the club’s Rush Green training ground to seek the help of security staff.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed officers responded to a reported attempted robbery at gunpoint in Chigwell, north-east London.

Police were called at around 12.45 on Wednesday, November 2, to reports of two males on motorcycles attempting to rob the driver of a car in Romford Road.

The two men threatened the driver and intimated through gesture that they were in possession of a gun. The motorcyclists attempted to block the car as the driver sought to get away.

The driver of the car – a man aged in his 20s – was able to manoeuvre away and he called police for assistance. The suspects rode off prior to the arrival of police.

The driver of the car was spoken to and an allegation of attempted robbery was recorded.


West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says the player was “very brave” in the situation and was his usual self on Thursday.

He was very brave and came back to the training ground. Thankfully he is good and not in shock. He acted in a brave manner.

He was probably targeted. I don’t think it was a coincidence and he was chased for a long time.

Andy Carroll is good. I just spoke to him about what happened. He is okay.

Whatever he needs or any other player we can provide for them. He is smiling today and is in a good environment now.

Reported 3rd November 2016

Footballer Jordon Ibe robbed at knifepoint


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A footballer was robbed at knifepoint when thieves rammed into his car, just days after suspected gunmen allegedly threatened Andy Carroll.

AFC Bournemouth midfielder Jordon Ibe, 20, had his watch stolen after his car was hit near Surrey Quays tube station in south London.

The attack came after West Ham United striker Carroll, 27, was the victim of an alleged attempted robbery as he drove home on November 2.

Scotland Yard said detectives were looking into the attack on Ibe, which took place around 1.45pm on November 6.

The Sun reported that his attackers took off with his £25,000 Rolex.

A Met Police spokesman said: “One of the suspects threatened the victim with a knife before stealing his watch. The victim was not injured.

“At this early stage, officers are investigating whether the suspects intentionally collided with the victim’s car.”

Reported 20th