By Euro Weekly News Media • 19 September 2013 • 11:10
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his daughter Kathryn cheer British track cyclists at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 19, 2008. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen
The daughter of former Prime Minister Tony Blair was held up at gunpoint during an attempted robbery as she was out walking in London, local media said on Thursday.
Kathryn Blair, 25, a barrister, was targeted as she walked down a central Londonstreet with her boyfriend and a group of friends, the BBC reported.
Police confirmed an incident involving two male suspects with a gun took place in central London on Monday evening.
“The victims were a man and a woman; the suspects were two males,” they said in a statement, adding the incident was being linked with another attempted robbery nearby 30 minutes earlier.
“On both occasions a firearm was seen but not used – no shots were fired. None of the victims were injured and nothing was stolen during the incidents,” police said.
It said investigations were under way but no arrests had been made. A spokesman for Tony Blair’s office could not be reached for comment.
Blair, 60, was in office from 1997-2007 and involved Britain in the deeply unpopular invasion of Iraq, something which ultimately helped end his political career. Based in London, he now presides over a network of global consultancy businesses and charities.
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