Ian Wright 'leaves Brazil over robbery'

London - Former England striker Ian Wright flew home from the World Cup in Brazil after his wife and children were held at knifepoint in a burglary, reports said Thursday.

It is understood that four men armed with knives broke into Wright's London home and held his wife and children before stealing personal possessions.

Former England striker Ian Wright. Photo: Peter Byrne. Credit: ap

The 50-year-old pundit, who won fame as a striker for Arsenal, has been acting as an analyst at the World Cup for ITV.

Police said they were investigating an aggravated burglary at an address in north-west London.

“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,” a police spokesman said.

Wright tweeted “You won't get away with it!” in an apparent reference to the burglary.


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