Amir Khan chased by gang in road rage incident

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Amir Khan arrives at Fitzroy Lodge Amature Boxing Club, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday January 23, 2015. See PA story BOXING Khan. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Former light welterweight world boxing champion Amir Khan has been involved in a bizarre road rage incident in his home town of Bolton.

Khan, who had been driving his distinctive white Range Rover with custom "KING" badging, was attacked by several men after making a wrong turn.


The wrong turn seems to have precipitated a chase, during which his car was struck by another vehicle and objects were thrown.

A confrontation then took place between Khan and several men from a second vehicle. At least one punch was thrown at the ex-champion.

It's not the first time that Khan has seen trouble on the roads. In 2012, he and his brother Haroon had to fight off a gang that wanted to steal the Range Rover, ambushing the brothers after a night out in Birmingham.

He's also been convicted of several driving offences, including two counts of speeding in one night when he claimed he was escaping an over-enthusiastic fan. He also received a six month ban in 2007 following a collision in which he knocked down a 55-year old pedestrian while overtaking in the wrong lane and through red traffic lights.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: 'We were called to reports of a road rage incident/assault.

'It appears the person driving has made a wrong turn and this has angered the person behind them and there's been an altercation. The driver of the first car was punched. There were no arrests. Anyone with information should contact us.'