Suspect in east London Russian banker shooting arrested

16:14 08 February 2013

Banker German Gorbuntsov, who was featured on Crimewatch after he was shot six times outside his executive flat. Picture: BBC/Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

Banker German Gorbuntsov, who was featured on Crimewatch after he was shot six times outside his executive flat. Picture: BBC/Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

A potential suspect in the doorstep shooting of a Russian banker near Canary Wharf has been arrested in Moscow, it was reported today.

Scotland Yard said detectives investigating the attempted murder of German Gorbuntsov “note” the arrest and that inquiries continue.

The force revealed last year that officers have a full DNA profile of the attacker.

Mr Gorbuntsov was gunned down as he entered a block of flats on Byng Street in east London on March 20 last year.

He was shot six times and said he has suffered permanent injuries as a result of the attempt on his life.

It was repoted today in Roanian media that a man involved in another shooting in Bucharest had been arrested in Moscow, and that he is also a suspect in the attack on Mr Gorbuntsov.

Vitali Proca was wanted by Interpol over the attack in Romania and moves are now under way to extradite him from Russia.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Throughout the course of this investigation, detectives have engaged in dialogue with authorities in Romania and Russia with a view to progressing this investigation. This continues.

“Detectives note the arrest of a man in Russia but at this stage we are not prepared to discuss the name of any person we would wish to speak to as part of the investigation.”

The gun used in the attempt to kill Mr Gorbuntsov was a 9mm Makarov pistol, which police said was “highly unusual” and rarely used in Britain.

Speaking last year, the banker said no doctor had been able to reassure him that he would fully recover after the gun attack.

In an interview with BBC programme Crimewatch he 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.”

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