Fresh appeal in south London murder of Nikolai Glushkov

A brand new appeal has been launched over three years after the murder of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov in New Malden.

An intensive police investigation into Glushkov’s loss of life has did not yield even a single arrest and his murder stays unsolved.

On Friday, April 9, the Met Police put out a brand new assertion urging the general public to get in contact with any data they may have that would result in progress in the case.

The Russian nationwide and father of two was discovered strangled to loss of life in his dwelling in New Malden on March 12, 2018.

The Met Police mentioned the presence of a black Volkswagen Clarence Avenue near the time of Glushkov’s loss of life might be key to their discovering out extra key data. 

CCTV picture launched by Met Police

“A black Volkswagen van was seen in and round Clarence Avenue on the night of Sunday 11 March 2018, the day earlier than Mr Glushkov was discovered lifeless.

“Neither the car nor the driving force have been traced regardless of public appeals, and it stays an essential line of enquiry for the investigation crew,” the assertion learn.

Glushkov was 68 when he died and was a retired monetary director who had lived on the tackle in New Malden for 2 years.

Commander Richard Smith, head of the MPS Counter Terrorism Command, added: “This has been a vastly advanced, difficult investigation from the outset.

“Officers have taken tons of of statements and picked up a big quantity of evidential materials, however to date no arrests have been made.

“Three years have handed and we’re once more asking the general public, notably individuals who dwell in or go to the New Malden space, to forged their minds again to 12 March 2018.

“Did you see a black Volkswagen van in or round Clarence Avenue that day? Did you see something that in retrospect was uncommon or suspicious? Anything you may recall could be essential to our investigation.”

Overall, police mentioned they’d contacted greater than 1,800 witnesses as half of their investigation into the murder, and brought over 420 statements.

However, detectives have made no arrests throughout this investigation, nor has anybody been interviewed underneath warning.

Anyone with data is requested to name 0800 789 321 quoting Operation Bulblet.

Alternatively, name impartial charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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