Arsenal legend flies home from Brazil after wife and children held at knifepoint in London home


ARSENAL LEGEND Ian Wright has flown home from Brazil after his wife and children were the victims of a knifepoint burglary at their marital home.

It is understood four men armed with knives forced their way into his north-west London home and reportedly held a blade to his wife Nancy’s throat before making off with personal possessions.

The 50-year-old, who has been working as a pundit for ITV at the World Cup, last night (June 18) tweeted: “You won’t get away with it.”

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “We are investigating an aggravated burglary at an address in north-west London after we were called at 9.20 last night.

“Personal possessions were stolen. The suspects are described as four black men aged between 18 and 25, with London accents, wearing dark clothing and hoodies obscuring their faces.”

The Sun reported that one the raiders told another to “punch her, kill her” as they entered the property.

Wright’s manager Steve Kutner told the newspaper: “It was a terrifying ordeal. They marched Ian’s wife from room to room. I would like to thank ITV for helping Ian to get home as quickly as possible.”

Nancy, 39, is thought to have been put in a bedroom while the couple’s two girls were taken to another room.