Arsenal star Sead Kolasinac’s wife, 27, reveals she was caught trying to bring a stun gun into UK – as she says it was for self-defence a year after husband was attacked by knife-wielding carjackers
- Bella Kolasinac brought in the illegal weapon for her ‘protection’, sources say
- WAG was reportedly ‘very security conscious’ after her husband was attacked
- Kolasinac and teammate Mesut Ozil were attacked by motorbike riders last year
Arsenal star Sead Kolasinac’s wife, 27, was caught trying to smuggle a stun gun into the UK on a private flight.
Bella Kolasinac has been named as the premier league footballer’s who brought in the illegal weapon for her ‘protection’ following reports yesterday.
The WAG was reportedly ‘very security conscious’ after her husband and his teammate Mesut Ozil were attacked by knife-wielding motorbike riders last July, a source told The Sun.
Arsenal star Sead Kolasinac’s wife Bella (pictured together), 27, smuggled a stun gun into the UK on a private flight
After the broad-daylight attack – in which the footballers were chased for a mile after the attempted car-jacking in north London – she fled to Germany.
She got a legal permit to carry the device there, but didn’t realise it was illegal in the UK.
It was found in her luggage and she was held in London’s Biggin Hill Airport by border officers after her flight landed from Frankfurt on Sunday.
She is said to have burst into tears when confronted by the guards and explained that it was for self defence.
She was let off with a caution but importing a banned weapon usually carries a six-month jail sentence.
Mrs Kolasinac has been named as the premier league footballer’s who brought in the illegal weapon for her ‘protection’ following reports yesterday
Sead Kolasinac (muzzed by police) turns to face the moped gang trying to rob him and Mesut Ozil for their £200,000 watches and didn’t flinch as he tried to beat them up despite the knife
The source said: ‘It was all a misunderstanding. The electro shocker was still in its packaging and didn’t have any batteries.
‘Bella was able to prove she sent emails to the flight operators to make sure she could import it.
‘Unfortunately, she was in the air with her phone off when she received an email saying the device was illegal.’
The masked men appeared ready to stab the Arsenal star but police today praised the footballer and said the robbers ‘didn’t bargain for him fighting back’
Kolasinac can be seen darting from the front end of the car to the rear as he faces off the assailants while protecting the passenger side door of the SUV
Mesut Ozil (dyed blonde hair) was pictured talking to officers outside Turkish restaurant Likya on Golders Green Road in north London after the attack