Tottenham’s Dele Alli reportedly suffers facial injuries after being robbed at knifepoint
LONDON — Tottenham and England footballer Dele Alli said he went through a “horrible experience” after a reported robbery at his home in north London.
Police confirmed they were called to a house in Barnet early Wednesday after two men gained entry and stole jewelry, including watches, before fleeing.
According to ESPN FC, a scuffle ensued after two men armed with knives entered the property just after midnight. The local police said a man in his 20s, believed to be Alli, was struck in the face and suffered minor injuries before the robbers took various items before fleeing.
“Two male occupants at the property suffered minor facial injuries after being assaulted,” the Metropolitan Police said in a statement. “They did not require hospital treatment.”
No arrests have been made.
“Thank you for all the messages,” Alli posted on Twitter. “Horrible experience but we’re all okay now. Appreciate the support.”
The Premier League season has been suspended for two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tottenham urged anyone with information to assist the police after reports he was attacked by robbers and ordered to hand over valuables.
“We have been offering our support to Dele and those isolating with him,” Tottenham said in a statement. “We encourage anyone with any information to help the police with their investigation to come forward.”
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