Angry protesters try to break into Sharif family's Avenfield flats in London: Report

Angry protesters attempted to attack the Avenfield apartments of the Sharif family here last night, days after a Pakistani court sentenced ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in jail in the Avenfield properties corruption case, a media report said today.

The mob attempted to break the doors to the apartment of Sharif and his son, Hussain Nawaz. One protester threw a shopping cart at a member of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's UK chapter, Geo News reported citing British authorities.

Soon after, the Metropolitan Police reached the site of the protest near Avenfield House, a luxury housing scheme, and commenced a search of the nearby vehicles.

UK police said they have reports of protesters possessing weapons, especially knives, and that an investigation was currently underway.

No arrests have been made as yet, they said, adding that legal action will be initiated over the destruction to private property.


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