Mesut Ozil carjacker begs for mercy in leaked video of prison attack

Handout CCTV image issued by Metropolitan Police dated 25/7/2019 of Ashley Smith and Jordan Northover trying to rob Premier League stars Sead Kolasinac and Mesut Ozil of their watches in in Platts Lane in Hampstead, north-west London. Sead Kolasinac, 26, was ambushed by the pair of masked men after his team-mate Mesut Ozil parked out-side Kolasinac?s home in a ?165,000 gold-trimmed Mer-cedes G-wagon.In extraordinary CCTV foot-age released by police yesterday, Kolasinac fought back, swinging punches as Jordan Northover, 26, jabbed at him with a long blade, coming within an inch of slashing his face and neck.The burly Bosnian defender, nicknamed The Tank, refused to hand over his watch and man-aged to chase off Northover and the moped driver, Ashley Smith, 30.
Sead Kolasinac and Mesut Ozil were targeted for their watches in Hampstead, north-west London, in July (Picture: PA)

One of the armed muggers who attempted to rob two Arsenal stars of their £200,000 watches has been filmed being violently attacked in prison.

Ashley Smith, 30, ambushed footballers Sead Kolasinac and Mesut Ozil with the help of accomplice Jordan Northover, 26, in Hampstead, northwest London on 25 July.

Smith was jailed for 10 years for the attempted carjacking this week, but before he was sentenced he was attacked in custody by another inmate armed with a knife.

In a video obtained by the Sunday Mirror and shared by inmates on WhatsApp, Smith is seen lying on a cell floor begging for mercy.

After being repeatedly punched in the face, he shouts: ‘I can’t see.’

He is apparently accused of robbing his attacker’s friend, who is heard saying: ‘If you don’t give me a name now you’re dead.’

On Wednesday, Smith’s lawyer Susan Meek asked for a quick sentencing saying he feared ‘for his life’ in HMP Pentonville after the attack.

Metropolitan Police undated handout photo of armed mugger Ashley Smith who has has been jailed at Harrow Crown Court for 10 years after attempting to rob two Arsenal footballers, Sead Kolasinac and Mesut Ozil, of luxury watches worth ?200,000. PA Photo. Issue date: Friday November 8, 2019. See PA story COURTS Arsenal. Photo credit should read: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Ashley Smith, 30, was jailed for 10 years this week (Picture: PA)
Handout CCTV image issued by Metropolitan Police dated 25/7/2019 of Ashley Smith and Jordan Northover trying to rob Premier League stars Sead Kolasinac and Mesut Ozil of their watches in in Platts Lane in Hampstead, north-west London. PA Photo. Issue date: Wednesday November 6, 2019. See PA story COURTS Arsenal. Photo credit should read: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Smith and Northover used weapons to attempt to steal the footballers’ watches (Picture: PA)

She told Harrow Crown Court: ‘As you can see he has a towel around his head because he was attacked last night.

‘He has stitches in his right eye, and he may lose the sight in his left eye. It was made clear to him his life was in danger.

‘He is extraordinarily distressed and scared and really wants this to be put to an end as soon as possible.’

The Prison Service said: ‘An HMP Pentonville prisoner required hospital treatment after an incident on 5 November.

‘It would be inappropriate to comment further as police are investigating.’

Both Smith and Northover admitted attempting to rob the two Arsenal players at Harrow Crown Court.

CCTV footage showed Kolasinac chasing off the two masked attackers, despite their weapons, described as a 10-12 inch long screwdriver and a smaller instrument about six inches long.

The players managed to flee but stones thrown at their vehicle caused ‘significant’ damage.

Enterprise News and Pictures 6/11/19 Pic shows: Jordan Northover, 26, who has pleaded guilty at Harrow Crown Court to attempting to rob Arsenal footballers Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac, who were targeted by moped robbers armed with knives or sharp bladed objects. Northover and Ashley Smith, 30, both admitted the attempted robbery and are due to be sentenced on Friday November 8, The duo, wearing motorbike helmets and brandishing weapons, hadn't bargained on the fearlessness and bravery of Kolasinac, who also plays international football for Bosnia and Herzegovina. The no-nonsense tough-tackling defender fought back when confronted by the robbers who were attempting a carjacking on the two Arsenal footballers as Ozil sat in one of their cars on a leafy north London street near Golders Green at about 5pm. on July 25. CCTV footage of the attempted carjacking shows Kolasinac first raising his arms to ward off one robber as the attacker comes at him waving a weapon, which appears to be either a knife or metal pole in Platts Lane. Kolasinac fends him off to prevent the robber getting into the car where Ozil is sitting in the front seat and the footballer then raises his fists to fight the robber off and the robber runs with the defender chasing after him. Kolasinac then rounds on what appears to be the second armed attacker, who has seconds thoughts and does a speedy u-turn and tries to scarper as Kolasinac goes for him aiming punches at him. Arsenal confrmed after the incident that Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac were targeted by carjackers and said both escaped uninjured. Arsenal said in a statement: "We have been in contact with both players and they are fine." A video that circulated on social media showed full-back Kolasinac fighting off two men who are wielding weapons. Kolasinac can be seen jumping out of a vehicle to confront the masked men who had pulled alongside the car on mopeds. Eyewitness Simo
Jordan Northover, 26, also pleaded guilty to attempting to rob Ozil and Kolasinac (Picture: Enterprise)

Kolasinac and Ozil were left out of the Arsenal side ahead of the opening weekend of the Premier League campaign after the attack.

The judge described Smith, of Islington, north London, as a ‘career criminal’ who was well known to police.

He was out on licence for a 42 month burglary sentence in 2017 when he tried to carry out the street robbery.

Northover, who is being held at HMP Wealstun, West Yorkshire, will be sentenced for attempted armed robbery at a later date.

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