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‘Hero’ Arsenal star fends off knife-weilding attackers

Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac were allegedly ambushed by the robbers last night

26 July, 2019 — By Calum Fraser

CCTV of Sead Kolasinac confronting one of the attackers last night  Credit: Twitter

POLICE officers from a specialist crime force focussed on moped crime have been parachuted in to take over an investigation after two Arsenal stars were attacked last night.

Sead Kolasinac fended off two knife-wielding moped attackers after they tried to ambush the left-back and his teammate Mesut Ozil.

Masked men on a moped approached the car in Platts Lane, Camden. CCTV of the incident shows Mr Kolasinac, 26, fighting off the muggers in front of Mr Ozil’s black SUV.

A woman, allegedly Mr Ozil’s wife Amine Gulse, was also in the car.

The trio then fled in the car to a nearby Turkish restaurant while being chased by the attackers.

Staff at the restaurant raced out to meet the Gunners players and called the police.

CCTV of the incident has been shared thousands of times on social media with fans calling Mr Kolasinac a “hero.”

A spokeswoman for Arsenal said: “We have been in contact with both players and they are fine.”

No arrests have been made.

Detectives from as Operation Venice, a specialist unit set up to tackle moped crime, are investigating.

Chief Inspector Jim Corbett, of Operation Venice, said: “Whilst Detectives are actively pursuing lines of enquiry, I would ask any member of the public who has any information or video footage to contact police.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 6148/26JUL or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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