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Gunman 'poses as cleaner in latex mask before killing star's brother'

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This is the moment a gunman wore a latex face mask and posed as a street cleaner to carry out reconnaissance on a reality TV star's brother's house - before shooting him dead on his doorstep.

CCTV footage allegedly shows Anis Hemissi, 24, donning the disguise for more than four hours outside the £1.5million home of Flamur Beqiri, 36, in Battersea, south-west London. 

Hemissi is accused of gunning down Mr Beqiri in front of his wife and two-year-old son on Christmas Eve 2019, as part of a bitter feud between rival Swedish criminal gangs.  

Mr Beqiri, whose sister Misse Beqiri, 35, appeared on Real Housewives Of Cheshire, was pierced by eight bullets when he was shot at a total of 10 times, Southwark Crown Court has heard. 

On Thursday, the jury was shown the CCTV footage which allegedly captured Hemissi, a Swedish-Tunisian national, staking out the property in the days running up to the killing.

CCTV footage allegedly shows Anis Hemissi, 24, donning the disguise for more than four hours outside the £1.5million home of Flamur Beqiri, 36, in Battersea, south-west London

Flamur Beqiri, a Swedish national of Albanian heritage and the brother of former Real Housewives Of Cheshire star Misse Beqiri (both pictured), was shot dead on Christmas Eve 2019

The disguise used by the gunman is complete with sunglasses and high-visibility work clothes, a litter picker and black bin bag

Close up shows the 'expressionless' latex mask worn by the fake street cleaner

In one clip, he is allegedly seen dressed as a street cleaner, donning a latex mask, sunglasses and high-visibility work clothes, while holding a litter picker and black bin bag.

Clips from the footage show him walking repeatedly back and forth in front of the property with a continuously empty bin bag. 

The masked cleaner was in the area for more than four hours before he was approached by local resident Jeremy Lyons, whose suspicions were aroused by the 'expressionless' mask as he walked his dog, a jury heard.

Footage from a wall-mounted camera, which also records sound, on Mr Beqiri's three-floor house captured the moment Mr Lyons asks: 'Excuse me, who do you work for? Who do you work for?'

The individual then walks off as he is told: 'Get away from this estate please.'

A clip from the following day shows a man, also said to be Hemissi, dressed in dark clothing, including a scarf tightly bound beneath his chin, a knitted hat pulled down over the ears, sunglasses and a different latex mask.

CCTV officer Detective Constable Jonathan Moore, from the Metropolitan Police, said: 'My impression from looking at this clip and close-ups of the litter picking clip is this individual is wearing a mask, which is why he has the scarf done up tight, the hat pulled down and sunglasses.

'The mask is always expressionless, and the mouth doesn't move.

A clip from the following day shows a man, also said to be Hemissi, dressed in dark clothing, including a scarf tightly bound beneath his chin, a knitted hat pulled down over the ears, sunglasses and a different latex mask

Another angle shows the gunman donning dark clothing and a second latex mask during his stake out of the property

Pictured: The doorstep of the £1.5million family home in Battersea, southwest London

'You can see it is two separate masks from the definition of the nose. It is two different masks in play here.'

The court heard yesterday how the gunman did not hesitate to carry out his mission despite the presence of Beqiri's wife and young son. 

Prosecutor Mark Heywood said: 'The three were hand in hand with the little boy holding the present he had just received from his nanny.

'As they got close to the house Mr Beqiri went just in front and his wife came just behind with the little boy.

'But the presence of mother and child gave the killer no cause to hesitate.

'As they walked the short distance hand-in-hand, Mr Beqiri came from behind and attention was to turn left and at that point the killer struck.

'He [Mr Hesmissi] came up behind Mr Beqiri, produced the gun and the entire contents of his magazine was loaded and it was quick "bang bang bang", very quick indeed.'

Mr Heywood told the jury that the shots were fired by the semi-automatic gun from the rear, head and torso of Mr Beqiri, and described how the shots 'travelled from vertical to horizontal'.

Flamur Beqiri (pictured with his wife Debora Krasniqi), was gunned down in Battersea

 Missé starred on The Real Housewives of Cheshire from March 2016 to May 2017

'Even when he was down, the shots continued. His wife and child were right there,' he added. 

Mr Beqiri, a Swedish-Albanian national, was allegedly targeted because of his links to a Swedish organised crime network.

His friend Naief Adawi's partner Karolin Hakim, 31, was shot and killed in Malmo on August 26 2019 when gunmen opened fire as they left their flat with their newborn baby, the court has heard.

Hemissi, who flew to London on December 20 and left the country to go to Copenhagen, Denmark, in the early hours of Christmas Day, was allegedly part of a team of four killers from Sweden.

They are said to have planned Mr Beqiri's murder for around six months, hiring locals to clean up once they had returned home.

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

Swedish nationals Estevan Pino-Munizaga, 35, Tobias Fredrik Andersson, 32, and Bawer Karaer, 23, who are said to have been sent to assist Hemissi, 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.

The trial continues.  

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