Russian banker speaks out over Wharf shooting

By Rob Virtue on July 19, 2012 12:10 AM |

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The Russian businessman who was gunned down outside his Isle of Dogs home will appear in a Crimewatch programme to encourage witnesses to come forward.

Police are still looking for the masked gunman responsible for the attempted murder on German Gorbuntsov on March 20 at Byng Street.

The 45-year-old victim, who believes the attack was linked to him being due to give evidence about a botched assassination attempt on one of his partners, remains in hospital following the incident.

He was shot six times with a pistol.

He said: "My future is uncertain. The worst feeling is - that guy shot me and ran away and probably thought that he had killed me. This incident has changed my whole life."

Thursday night's programme will see a reconstruction of that evening and previously unseen CCTV footage.

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It shows the suspect, who is white, slim and around six feet tall, running towards the Marsh Wall area.

A hooded top, a gun and a fake leather bag were found in nearby bushes. No arrests have yet been made.

Detective Chief Inspector Russell Taylor of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command said: "We are continuing to examine CCTV footage from the area and are keen to speak with anyone who may have been in the Byng Street area shortly before or after 19:20hrs on Tuesday 20 March.

"Did you see anyone acting suspiciously in the area?

"I urge anyone with information about the attempted murder of Mr Gorbunstov to contact the incident room."

The programme will be shown at 9pm on BBC1.