​London broker shot in the leg during commute

January 25, 2014 - 6:56:28 am

LONDON: A broker at interdealer broker RP Martin was shot in the leg at a train station in Essex, east of London, yesterday morning in what was described by police as a targeted attack. 

The man was named by RP Martin as Robin Clark, a broker on its euro derivatives desk. 

In a statement, British Transport Police confirmed a 44-year-old man from Essex was shot shortly before 0600 GMT as he got out of his car at Shenfield station, 34km from the capital. 

He was approached by a man wearing a balaclava and shot once in the leg. His attacker ran from the scene and left in a vehicle parked nearby.  The victim was taken to a local hospital suffering from serious injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening, the statement added. 

Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson, who is leading the investigation into the shooting, said: “At this stage we believe the victim of this assault was deliberately targeted. We do not believe this incident was gang-related. 

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances, including the motive behind the attack.”  A spokesman for RP Martin said: “We are aware of this morning’s incident and are giving Robin all the support we can”.