New Footage Of Attack On Sead Kolasinac And Mesut Ozil Shows Weapon Was Pulled
New footage of the attack on Sead Kolasinac and Mesut Ozil has been revealed with two men pleading guilty following the attempted robbery in July.
In the summer there was concern after the two Arsenal players were attacked in Hampstead, London, by two men on a motorbike, who approached the players as they were speaking outside of a taxi.
On Wednesday Jordan Northover, 26, plead guilty of attempted robbery at Harrow Crown Court, following on from Ashley Smith's plea, 30, on October 3rd at Snaresbrook Crown Court.
The Metropolitan Police also released new footage of the attempted robbery, which shows the Bosnian defender being threatened by a weapon and standing his ground.
The two attackers will face sentencing at Harrow Crown Court on Friday, 8th November.
Chief Inspector Jim Corbett, of Operation Venice, said, "Northover and Smith attempted this brazen robbery after travelling around streets nearby, looking for people to rob.
"Northover didn't hesitate to draw a weapon when making demands, but he didn't bargain on being challenged and the pair went away empty-handed. The victim and the people who were visiting him, while unharmed, were shaken by the incident.
"We identified these two suspects after a member of the public grew suspicious and called police, and this case demonstrates how important community information can be. I would like to thank everyone who came forward with information about this offence. These types of cases can be difficult to investigate as the perpetrators mask their identities by wearing crash helmets and scarves. It is vital that anyone who witnesses a robbery or sees anything suspicious contacts police to tell them what they know. The information could be vital."
Kolasinac fighting back against a guy with a knife what a hard bastard pic.twitter.com/u5TLevmUmV- George (@_GeorgeRFC) July 25, 2019
Following the incident Ozil and Kolasinac were reportedly under 24 hour security surveillance as they were 'caught up' in a 'gang war' over the attack.
A gang reportedly threatened another gang, that the two attackers were supposedly a part of, over the threat of another attack, with a source telling the Sun, "Word came back from the other gangsters that they would not be intimidated.
"To show they were serious, the thugs issued more threats to the Arsenal players and refused to be cowed.
"It was thought that originally the robbers wanted their watches but now they have been told that they want everything the pair have."
Clearly the attackers never expected that Kolasinac would simply stand his ground when threatened with a weapon, what a hero.