Three Arrests In Sweden in Battersea Murder Case

Men being held on suspicion of shooting Flamur Bequiri last Christmas Eve

36-year-old Flamur Beqiri
Flamur Beqiri

October 14, 2020

A European Arrest Warrant (EAW) has been used to detain three men in Sweden in connection with the shooting of Flamur Beqiri.

The men, Swedish nationals, aged 33, 31 and 22, were arrested on 8 October, at addresses in Stockholm and Vaxjo on suspicion of the murder of the man who was fatally shot in Battersea on Christmas Eve 2019.

All three will now be subject to the extradition process through the Swedish judicial system.

22-year-old Anis Fouad Hemissi, a Swedish National, was returned to the UK this June following his arrest at Copenhagen Airport on 20 January under an EAW.

In addition to murder, Mr Hemissi was also charged with possession of a firearm. He is due to appear at the Old Bailey on 1 December.

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.

At the time police believed this 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.