Aristos Constantinou: New fight over case of mogul shot dead with silver bullets | News

On New Year’s Day in 1985, the fashion mogul Aristos Constantinou was shot dead with six silver-coloured bullets in his mansion on the north London street known as Billionaires’ Row.

Now the police and prosecutors are in dispute over the fate of one of Britain’s longest unsolved murders, The Times can reveal.

The legal dispute arose after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decided not to charge a suspect despite evidence gathered in two cold-case reviews by the Metropolitan Police. Detectives took the unusual step of appealing against the decision, to no avail. A leading barrister who reviewed it for Constantinou’s family described the CPS’s reasoning as “superficial”.

Constantinou was shot dead at his mansion in north London after returning from a party

At a meeting next week, senior prosecutors will have to fend off accusations from the victim’s brother that

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