Robbers hold Tony Blair’s daughter at gunpoint


The daughter of former British prime minister Tony Blair was held at gunpoint in a failed robbery attempt as she walked her dog with her boyfriend, according to police.

Two armed men, one holding a gun, demanded jewelry and cash from Kathryn Blair, 25, at around 8:30 pm local time on Monday near her home in London’s posh Marylebone neighborhood.

“A firearm was seen but not used – no shots were fired,” London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement. “None of the victims were injured and nothing was stolen.”

Kathryn Blair had just returned from her brother Euan’s weekend wedding to Suzanne Ashman.

“Kathryn was with a group of friends. No one was hurt and nothing was stolen,” a spokesman for the Blair family said.

Officials will not elaborate on how the robbery was foiled, but did say they thought it was linked to an attempted burglary in the same area about 30 minutes earlier.

The first attempted robbery involved a female victim and a male suspect. “Officers from Westminster borough are investigating both incidents,” the police said.

Kathryn Blair followed her parents into the legal profession last year.