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Tony Blair's Daughter, Kathryn, Held At Gunpoint In Attempted Robbery

19/09/2013 09:12 BST | Updated 19/09/2013 09:30 BST
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The daughter of Tony Blair has been held at gunpoint in a terrifying robbery in a wealthy part of London.

Kathryn Blair was walking in Marylebone with her boyfriend and a group of friends when she was targeted, and the 25-year-old escaped unhurt.

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

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

Former Ken Livingstone adviser Lee Jasper, who is an official for the Respect Party, was slated on Twitter for a provocative reaction to the incident.

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.