Saturday, March 24, 2012

Exiled Russian banker left in coma after submachine gun 'assassination bid' near Canary Wharf had testified in murder case

Russia's gangster violence exploded on to the streets of London when a banker was gunned down entering his luxury Docklands home.

German Gorbuntsov was in the foyer of his apartment block near Canary Wharf when a would-be assassin sprayed shots at him with a submachine gun.

The 45-year-old collapsed at the scene and was fighting for his life last night. Armed police are on guard at the hospital where he is in a coma.

Friends of Mr Gorbuntsov fear that a mafia contract has been taken out on his life because he was a witness in the case of an attempted murder of another banker in 2009.

His neighbours in Byng Street on the Isle of Dogs, where serviced apartments cost up to £200 a day, said a tearful blonde tried to reach the banker’s prone body. Read More