Kate Bex QC secures convictions of North London gang whose victims included Arsenal footballers

April 1, 2021

Kate Bex QC secured convictions against eight members of a North London gang who operated in London between April and July 2019.

The gang targeted wealthy areas where they carried out a series of aggravated burglaries and robberies using knives and machetes.

Two of their victims included ex Arsenal footballer Mesut Ozil and his teammate Sead Kolasinac who were targeted for their luxury watches worth £200,000.

The gang committed more than 20 offences, often breaking into people’s homes at night, waking the occupants and forcing them to give the robbers access to the safe.

The eight defendants were sentenced at Harrow Crown Court to a total of 100 years.