Positive response to Crimewatch focus on shooting
Police have reported a positive response to the Crimewatch programme featuring the attempted murder of a Russian banker on the steps of his Canary Wharf apartments.
Viewers to the BBC programme saw CCTV footage of the suspect as well as a reconstruction of the attack which left German Gorbuntsov fighting for his life and under police guard in hospital.
Mr Gorbuntsov told producers: "They found six bullets inside me. I was badly injured and badly affected. I have serious internal damage to my body and I still haven't seen a single doctor who is absolutely convinced it will be fine. I will make it but I will be disabled. My future is uncertain."
Mr Gorbuntsov, shot as he entered flats on Byng Street on March 20, said: "The worst feeling is that guy shot me and ran away and probably very much hoped he had killed me. This incident has changed my whole life."
Det Chief Insp Russell Taylor said the police had received names from callers. He said: "We are working on those names now, to see if we can find anything out."
Police also said they were looking to identify a man seen on CCTV walking from Canary Wharf tube station with a bag, then back after the shooting, without a bag. A gun, hooded top and fake leather bag were all found dumped in bushes.
Det Chief Insp Taylor said: "Did you see anyone acting suspiciously in the undergrowth near to the Marsh Wall area junction with Manilla Street? Did you see a man change his clothing or dump a bag?"
He added that police had a DNA profile of the attacker so people could be eliminated easily from suspicion.
Call the police on 020 8721 4868, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.