Man shot in the throat at comedian Russel Kane's house in suspected gangland shooting 'is an
Paul Allen, pictured in the red D&G shirt, was shot in the throat when a gunman fired six bullets through a conservatory window, it was revealed (pictured in black: Lee Murray)
The victim of a suspected gangland shooting at the home he rented from comedian Russell Kane has been revealed as the 'Enforcer' who took part in the largest cash heist in British history.
Paul Allen, 41, was shot in the throat when a gunman fired six bullets through a conservatory window at the £1.2million property in Woodford Green, north east London.
Allen, an ex-cage fighter and convicted robber, had been involved in the £53million Securitas heist in Tonbridge, Kent, in 2006, and was right-hand man to Lee Murray, the ringleader
A source told The Sun: 'Whoever did it is going to be very worried Paul is still alive.'
A spokesman for the comic, 43, said: 'Russell's thoughts are with the victim and his family at this terrible time.
'No further comments will be made whilst the incident is being investigated by the police.
Allen, who grew up in Woolwich and was given the name The Enforcer, moved with his wife and children to the rental house last year, it was reported.
He is on life support and is under police guard in hospital.
Pictured: Paul Allen leaving court in Rabat, Morocco, escorted by police on February 7, 2007
Residents said that Allen was taken out on a stretcher after the shooting just after 11pm on Thursday.
One said: 'It's shocking, some people had found out who he was and obviously it's worrying when you know his history.'
Another said that they had been told that a semi-automatic sub-machine gun or pistol had been used.
One of Allen's neighbours described him as 'absolutely huge'.
Allen, Murray, and at least five others had spent months planning the Securitas heist, and following the raid they fled to Morocco where they enjoyed cocaine-fuelled parties and spent thousands on breast enhancement operations for wives and girlfriends in England.
The depot manager, along with his wife and young child were kidnapped to allow the gang to gain entry, and 14 staff members were tied up at gunpoint as the robbers stuffed cash into a 7.5-ton lorry during the 66-minute raid.
Allen was ordered to pay back £1.2million of £1.9million he made from the heist, but it emerged last year that he has been let off from paying all but £420 of the money after secretly filing for a 'certificate of inadequacy'.
Allen and Murray fled to Morocco after the heist but were tracked down and detained.
Murray is serving 25 years in the north African country - but Allen was brought back to Britain where he admitted conspiracy to rob and kidnap, serving nine years of an 18-year sentence.
Allen, a father-of-three, claimed he knew nothing about the robbery and jurors were unable to reach a verdict after a first trial at the Old Bailey.
But he admitted charges of conspiracy to rob, kidnap and possess firearms as a re-trial was due to begin at Woolwich Crown Court.
He pleaded guilty on the basis that he was not one of the robbers who entered the depot, or one of the kidnappers, and that he did not handle any firearm.
The shooter at Mr Kane's property this week was said to have blasted the victim six times through a conservatory while a car waited around the side of the property on Thursday night.
CCTV footage of the Britain's biggest cash robbery taking place at the Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent, in February 2006
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