Russian banker shot in London

A Russian banker is in a coma in a London hospital after being shot outside his apartment near Canary Wharf in East London.

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Taxi driver plea in hunt for gunman

Police hunting the attacker of wealthy Russian banker German Gorbuntsov, who was gunned down in a suspected assassination attempt, have appealed for a taxi driver to come forward.

The driver took him to his home shortly before he was shot and it is thought he may still have been in the area when the crime took place.

Detectives believe the taxi, a Hackney carriage, picked up the victim in the area of Bishopsgate in the City of London, at around 7pm before dropping him off in Byng Street shortly before 7.30pm on Tuesday March 20.

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Police investigating shooting of Russian banker search for taxi driver

Police hunting the attacker of a wealthy Russian banker shot in a suspected assassination attempt have appealed for a taxi driver to come forward.

The cabbie took German Gorbuntsov to his home shortly before he was shot and it is thought he may still have been in the area when the crime took place.

Mr Gorbuntsov remains "critical but stable" under armed guard in hospital after he was shot several times as he entered his multimillion-pound executive apartment near Canary Wharf, east London.

'Too early to speculate' on gangland suggestion behind Russian banker death

Scotland Yard says it is "too early to speculate" on Russian reports that the attack could be a gangland hit linked to a murder attempt on another banker, Alexander Antonov, in Moscow.

The force's Trident command - which investigates gang shootings - is understood to have liaised with overseas counterparts in the hunt for the gunman behind the attack on Tuesday evening.

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Police forensics examine scene of banker shooting

Forensics examine the scene in the Canary Wharf district of London where a Russian banker was killed on Tuesday.
Police forensics examine the scene in the Canary Wharf district of London where a Russian banker was killed on Tuesday. Credit: ITV News

Police forensic scientists examine the street in east London where a Russian banker was shot on Tuesday evening. The photo was taken on Wednesday.

Police teams cordon off the street where German Gorbuntsov was shot on Tuesday evening.
Police teams cordon off the street where German Gorbuntsov was shot on Tuesday evening. Credit: ITV News

Exclusive photos from scene of Russian banker shooting

ITV News has obtained these images of emergency services vehicles at the scene of the shooting of Russian banker German Gorbuntsov on Tuesday.

Emergency services near the scene of the shooting
Emergency services at the address in Byng Street in Canary Wharf, east London Credit: ITV News

The photos were taken by a witness to the shooting soon after emergency services arrived.

Police at the address in Byng Street in Canary Wharf, east London
Police at the address in Byng Street in Canary Wharf, east London Credit: ITV News

Banker 'believed he would be killed' in Russia

A Russian newspaper has claimed that the banker shot in London on Tuesday believed he would be killed if he returned to Russia.

Kommersant reports that German Gorbuntsov was involved in the investigation into a 2009 assassination attempt on another banker, Alexander Antonov.

Mr Gorbuntsov's lawyer, Vadim Vedenin, told Kommersant that his client gave a testimony to Russian police implicating two of his former business contacts in the Antonov case.

Gorbuntsov has also been named in anti-corruption investigations in Moldova. However, Gorbuntsov's Moldovan lawyer told Kommersant he didn't think the London shooting could be linked to Moldova since Gorbuntsov told him "several times" that he believed he would be killed if he returned to Russia.

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