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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