Tony Blair’s daughter held at gunpoint

Kathryn and Tony Blair

Tony Blair’s daughter Kathryn has been threatened at gunpoint in a botched robbery.

The young barrister was walking her dog with her boyfriend and a group of friends when the attackers struck.

The pair were in Marylebone, a mile from the million pound home her father bought her in 2010, and near his own central London property.

Neither 25-year-old Miss Blair nor her boyfriend were harmed in the attack, which took place at around 8pm on Monday.

The attempted mugging is thought to be linked to another similar incident in the area on the same night.

The two attempted robberies took place just half an hour apart and both involved the use of a firearm to threaten a couple.

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

The group were approached by two men, one armed with a gun, and were asked for cash and jewellery before the suspects fled empty-handed.

No arrests have been made and the race of the attackers were not mentioned.

The attack raises concerns for the safety of the Blairs, who could be  targeted due to the former prime minister’s role as peace envoy to the Middle East, and to his decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003.

One security expert said last night: ‘It seems staggering that the daughter of a man who evokes such extreme emotions in some should be wandering around in the dark at night without protection.

‘Neither of the two victims were injured. A firearm was shown on each occasion though no shots were  discharged. Officers are investigating both attempted robberies. There have been no arrests at this stage.

‘We would urge anyone with information to contact us immediately,’ the police said. – Daily Mail