Premier League star 'threatened at gunpoint' by armed raiders on way back from training

Andy Carroll
Andy Carroll

West Ham striker Andy Carroll was reportedly threatened at gunpoint in an attempted armed robbery this evening.

The Geordie forward was stopped at a junction while driving home from training when he was confronted by two people on motorbikes.

One of the motorcyclists was carrying a firearm, according to the Daily Mail.

The 27-year-old was threatened by the duo as they attempted to make the footballer pull over but Carroll gunned the accelerator on his Mercedes in an escape bid.

A source told the paper that the West Ham player struck several vehicles as he sped back to the club's training ground, where he could get help from Hammers security staff.

Carroll is believed to have been pursued by his potential assailants but managed to lose them before reaching the training ground.

A "shaken and stunned" Carroll rushed to reception, where the police were immediately called. An investigation into the attempted armed robbery has now been launched.

West Ham United told the Daily Mail: "West Ham United can confirm an incident targeting one of our players on Wednesday 2 November. The matter is now being handled by the police."