28 Aug 2009

Knifepoint attack on Australian football international

6:43 pm on 28 August 2009

The Australian football international Vince Grella has been robbed at knifepoint in a home invasion in England.

Masked intruders pulled a knife on Grealla who plays at Blackburn Rovers alongside New Zealand's Ryan Nelson, stealing jewellery and watches before escaping in his BMW four-wheel-drive, according to English newspaper The Sun.

It is the latest in a string of robberies targeting English Premier League footballers, with England stars Steven Gerrard and Emile Heskey among those whose homes have been hit.