Daughter of Tony Blair unhurt in armed robbery attempt

Kathryn Blair (25) targeted on central London street with boyfriend and friends

Kathryn Blair, here photographed  in 2007 with her father, former British prime minister Tony Blair, was targeted on Monday night as she walked down a central London street with her boyfriend and a group of friends. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/PA Wire

Kathryn Blair, here photographed in 2007 with her father, former British prime minister Tony Blair, was targeted on Monday night as she walked down a central London street with her boyfriend and a group of friends. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/PA Wire

 

Former British prime minister Tony Blair’s daughter has escaped unhurt after being held up at gunpoint by two men during an attempted robbery.

Kathryn Blair (25), was targeted as she walked down a central London street with her boyfriend and a group of friends.

A spokesman for the Blairs said: “Kathryn was with a group of friends. No one was hurt and nothing was stolen.”

Scotland Yard confirmed an incident involving two male suspects with a gun took place in Ivor Place, Marylebone, at 8.30pm on Monday.

A spokesman said: “The victims were a man and a woman; the suspects were two males.”

The incident is being linked with another attempted robbery nearby, half an hour earlier.

The police spokesman added: “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.”

The first incident occurred in Boston Place at 8pm and involved a female victim and a male suspect.

Officers from Westminster borough are investigating both attempted robberies. No arrests have been made.