Estonian policeman's son is charged with murdering French film producer

Mail Online | 3/21/2019 | Ross Ibbetson For Mailonline
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An Estonian policeman's son has been charged with murdering a French film producer whose body was found buried in a shallow grave in her back garden in Kew.

Kirill Belorusov travelled to his native Estonia on the day the body of his ex-girlfriend Laureline Garcia-Bertaux, 34, was discovered in her back garden in southwest London, on March 5.

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Belorusov was detained in Tallinn last week on a European arrest warrant and a court approved his extradition on Friday.

The Metropolitan police announced tonight that he had been escorted to a west London police station and was being held in custody after being charged with murder.

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He will next appear at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court tomorrow morning.

Last week a court in Tallinn, Estonia, ruled in favour of his extradition back to the UK, where he previously worked as a barman in London.

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The Estonian prosecutor and Belorusov's lawyer agreed that the conditions for extradition had been met.

Media reports from the Baltic country suggest he denies any wrongdoing and intends to contest any charge.

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Belorusov's father, Oleg, said today that he is refusing to speak to his son until the case has been completed in an English court.

Mr Belorusov Snr, 60, told MailOnline: 'I will not visit him until the announcement of the judgment (in London).

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'I know nothing about this tragedy... Kirill left Tallinn without a single warning to family members after finishing his army service ten years ago.'

The family met up in London in 2017,...
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