Assassination team 'sent to murder Swedish Albanian brother of Real Housewives of Cheshire star'



AN ASSASINATION team was sent to murder a reality TV star's brother on his doorstep, a court heard.

Flamur Beqiri, 36, (above) brother of Misse Beqiri (below with him) who appeared in the Real Housewives Of Cheshire, was executed outside his home in Battersea, south-west London, at around 9pm on Christmas Eve 2019.

The gunman is believed to have worn a latex mask disguise to carry out a reconnaissance mission on the address before the shooting, Southwark Crown Court heard.

Mr Beqiri, a Sweedish national of Albanian heritage and a father-of-two, had been walking hand in hand with his wife, Debora Krasniqi, (bottom image) and their two-year-old son, when alleged killer Anis Hemissi, 24, struck from behind, the court heard.

Hemissi allegedly dressed in work clothing, including a jacket and trousers with neon flashes, boots a hat and gloves and a litter picker two days before the murder.

But he aroused the suspicions of a local who dog walker who challenged Hemissi, forcing him to walk off, the court heard.

Hemissi also allegedly wore a latex mask and another disguise to carry out reconnaissance the following day.

Prosecutor Mark Heywood QC said: "Not only was his head covered with a dark hat, his neck wrapped up high towards his face, his eyes covered with sunglasses, but also, it will be a matter for you to consider, it appears as if he was wearing a latex mask as well."

Mr Heywood said Hemissi fired a semi-automatic handgun "bang, bang, bang" at Mr Beqiri.

"The intention was clearly very obvious.

"First, it was to kill. Second, it was to do so in a way calculated to cause maximum terror and shock.

"That much is clear from the way it was done, the time it was done, and the place it was done."

The alleged killer stayed in a riverfront Battersea flat and the jury heard a team of killers from Sweden planned the murder for around six months.

Hemissi, a Swedish/Tunisian national, flew into London on December 20 and left the country to Copenhagen, Denmark, in the early hours of Christmas Day, the court heard.

Hemissi denies murder and possession of a self-loading pistol.

He is on trial with Swedish nationals Estevan Pino-Munizaga, 35, Tobias Fredrik Andersson, 32, and Bawer Karaer, 23, who are said to have been part of the team sent to assist Hemissi.

They also deny murder.

UK national Clifford Rollox, 31, of Islington, north London, and Dutch national Claude Isaac Castor, 21, from Sint Maarten in the Caribbean but resident in the UK, deny perverting the course of justice.

Mr Heywood said the pair were involved in "clearing up and removing the tools of the killer's trade" at the flat where the alleged shooter stayed on Christmas Day and December 27 2019.

The trial continues.