Dad and son almost blinded after men 'spray tear gas’ and steal cash outside home


A DAD has shared footage of the moment two men allegedly sprayed tear gas at him and his son, almost permanently blinding them.

In the video, Shiraz Khan can be seen standing outside his house in the Leeds suburb of Alwoodley.

Two men suddenly approach and spray a liquid substance into his eyes.

Shiraz tries to bravely fight them off by swinging a plastic bag.

His son stands beside him holding a black briefcase filled with cash.

The attack

DANGEROUS: A dad and son were almost blinded from a tear gas attack (Pic: DEADLINE NEWS)

The video ends before we see what happens next, but the man later said they stole the money.

He posted the clip of the attack – which happened on May 18 – to Facebook and wrote: “Attacked seconds after leaving my car to enter the house in broad daylight.

“At first I thought it was a prank, tried to fight them off but continuous spraying of CS gas (tear gas) had me in agony for at least 24 hours.

“Doctors say I’m lucky there is no damage to eyesight, thank God.”

An image posted by Shiraz after the attack shows how his eyes turned red and puffy-looking.

The attack

TARGET: The men allegedly ran off with a briefcase full of cash (Pic: DEADLINE NEWS)

West Yorkshire Police have since confirmed a 23-year-old man has been arrested following the incident.

“Police were contacted at about 7pm on Saturday, May 18 to a report a man had been assaulted in a robbery at an address in Alwoodley, Leeds,” a statement read.

“The victim was sprayed with a substance in the incident in which masked suspects stole a quantity of cash before making off.

“A 23-year-old man has been arrested and released under investigation in connection with the offence and enquiries remain ongoing by Leeds District CID.”


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