Fifth Man Charged in Flamur Beqiri Murder Investigation

Trail of four men accused of involvement in the Battersea shooting begins next month

36-year-old Flamur Beqiri
Flamur Beqiri

February 2, 2021

Detectives investigating the murder of Flamur Beqiri, who was fatally shot in Battersea on Christmas Eve 2019, have charged a fifth man in connection with the case.

The number of people charged in connection with the murder of Flamur Beqiri in Battersea in 2019 has risen to five.

36-year-old Flamur Beqiri, a Swedish national of Albanian origin who lived in the Battersea area for over four years was returning home after an evening out with his family, including his young wife and child when he was shot multiple times on Battersea Church Road on Christmas Eve.

22-tear-old Bawer Diyaz Karaer, a Swedish national was extradited from Sweden to the UK, and on Thursday, 28 January, and charged with murder. He appeared in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 29 January.

Four other people have previously been charged in connection with this investigation. They are 23-year-old Anis Fouad Hemissi, a Swedish national, who was extradited back to the UK from Denmark last June; 30-year-old Clifford Rollox, of Percival Street, Islington, was charged on Thursday, 29 October, with perverting the course of public justice; 31-year-old Tobias Fredrik Andersson, a Swedish national, was extradited from Sweden on Wednesday, 4 November and charged with murder; 34-year-old Estevan Alexis Pino-Munizaga,) a Swedish national was extradited from Sweden to the UK on Tuesday, 10 November and charged with murder.

All four are due to appear at the Old Bailey on Friday, 19 March 2021.

At the time of the shooting police believed it may have been a targeted attack and said they were looking into the possibility that Mr Beqiri may have been involved in ‘some criminality in Sweden’. They were liaising with Swedish police to see if this had led to someone seeking retribution against him in the UK.

Mr Beqiri is the brother of former Real Housewives Of Cheshire star Misse Beqiri.