UK Daily Mail 
March 24, 2012
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. Today he was said to be in a ‘critical but stable condition’ under armed guard at a hospital where he remains 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.
Emma Key, 30, said the woman – in her 20s and thought to be his wife – was being held back by police officers.