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Amir Khan being probed for live-streaming while driving

British boxer Amir Khan (Photo: Instagram)

By: Sattwik Biswal

BRITISH boxer Amir Khan is being investigated after live-streaming for eight minutes while driving his luxury Range Rover on Christmas.

Khan, 35, while at the wheel of his car does not appear to touch the screen of the device, but motorists could face a possible charge of driving being distracted.

Greater Manchester Police said they would be investigating, but solicitors for Khan said he was in Colorado, where the UK laws would not apply.

In Colorado, use of cell phone is not an offence if the driver is above 18 and not texting. However, careless driving in Colorado is an offence and use of cell phone will make for “careless driving” in other states.


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The Sun reports, in the video Khan appears relaxed as he speaks about constantly training and not taking a day off even on Christmas, as he prepares for a grudge fight with Kell Brook next month in Manchester.

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Amir Khan and Kell Brook go head-to-head during a BOXXER Press Conference at Hilton Park Lane in London. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police told MailOnline: “On Sunday 2 January 2022, GMP was made aware of a video on social media which appears to have been filmed whilst driving a vehicle. Police are currently investigating.”

This incident has been reported months after Khan was the centre of a row with American Airlines after he was kicked off a flight following an alleged altercation over face coverings.

He along with his friend were travelling to Colorado from New York when both were removed from the flight by police after someone on the plane had complained of his friend’s mask “was not high enough”.

Khan said his “mask was always up” and “did not argue” with flight attendants when they asked his friend to lift his mask up.

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