Amir Khan has thanked police for recovering his watch which was stolen at gunpoint.

The Bolton born boxer was targeted in Leyton, East London in April last year.

Robbers had an imitation firearm and made off with the £70,000 diamond-encrusted watch.

Khan’s wife Faryal Makhdoom was with him as they were targeted when they left the Sahara Grill restaurant.

But police have recovered the watch and Amir Khan has thanked them and said he will auction it off for charity.

He said in a video: “I’ve got my watch back and I want to thank the Met Police.


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“I’m going to give it to charity now.

“Whatever I get for this when I auction it will go to the Amir Khan Foundation and it will go to charity."

Dante Campbell, 20 of Denmark Road, London and Ahmed Bana, 25 and of Hale Gardens, London pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rob and possession of an imitation firearm.

They will be sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on a date to be set.