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German Gorbuntsov shooting: Crimewatch response 'good'

Police have said there was a positive response after the attempted murder of Russian banker German Gorbuntsov featured on the BBC's Crimewatch show.

The programme reconstructed the moment he was shot several times as he entered a block of flats in Byng Street, Isle of Dogs, east London, on 20 March.

Mr Gorbuntsov remains in hospital but says the attack has left him disabled.

Police said they received several possible names for the gunman after the programme aired.

Det Ch Insp Russell Taylor said: "We are working on those names now, to see if we can find anything out."

The suspect is described as white, 6ft (1.83m) tall and of slim build, wearing a dark hooded top.

He was seen running from Byng Street away from Westferry Road. He is then believed to have fled through Bellamy Close, towards the Marsh Wall area.

'Uncertain future'

Following the broadcast, Det Ch Insp Taylor continued to appeal for witnesses, asking: "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?"

Police have a full DNA profile of the attacker and say they can easily eliminate suspects if people come forward.

Speaking of the attack, the 46-year-old businessman said: "My future is uncertain - the worst feeling is that guy shot me and ran away and probably thought that he had killed me.

"I have serious internal damage to my body. I still have not seen a single doctor who's absolutely convinced I will be fine."

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