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Ricardo Cunha - Goncalo Amarals' cousin, shot dead in London - 11 September 2010

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Ricardo Cunha - Goncalo Amarals' cousin, shot dead in London - 11 September 2010

Post by sharonl on 16.09.14 20:27

This is the first that I heard of this horrendous case.  I have also just heard that the victim was a cousin to Goncalo Amaral

Football fan shot dead with 1920s gun as he watched Match Of The Day with girlfriend

By Daily Mail Reporter
Updated: 20:20, 26 January 2011



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A window cleaner murdered while watching Match Of The Day with his girlfriend was shot dead by a gun dating from the 1920s.

Police believe Ricardo Cunha, 23 - who was shot once in the head after being disturbed by noises outside his south London flat - was the victim of mistaken identity after they failed to discover a motive for the killing. They say that the Portuguese man had no links to the crime world.
The shooting took place on September 11 last year in West Norwood.


A Webley revolver like the one used to kill soccer fan Ricardo Cunha last September
Detectives have revealed that they have now recovered the murder weapon, a British-made Webley Mark 6 revolver, made around 1924.
The gun, which was in good condition, could have been issued to a soldier and may have been kept as a souvenir and then stolen in an unreported burglary.

Detective Chief Inspector Nick Scola, leading the inquiry, said: 'Ricardo was a young man with no criminal past or connections. We have yet to find a motive for his murder and cannot rule out that this may be a case of mistaken identity.'
He added: 'We now know the gun was fired during an incident on 14 September 2010 in Picton House on the Clapham Park Estate in Brixton - thankfully no one was injured. The gun was found the following day on the Clapham Manor Estate in Brixton.

'At this stage we cannot trace the history of the weapon but it was probably produced in 1924 and is in good condition. It is entirely possible someone has been keeping it as a keepsake, from the war perhaps, and it could have been stolen in an unreported burglary.'
A reconstruction of the murder will be shown on BBC Crimewatch tonight. It will feature appeals for information by Mr Cunha's sister and girlfriend.
His sister, Lilliana, said: 'He was very kind to everyone, he was always there for everyone, he was very happy, someone you could have a laugh with. He was just lovely.'
His girlfriend Sapna said: 'Everything in my life is missing at the moment, because he was my future. Why would someone want to take his life? Whoever they intended to get at that night, they got totally the wrong person.'
Anyone with information should call 0208 7214005, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1350783/Football-fan-shot-dead-90-year-old-gun-watched-Match-Day.html#ixzz3DVZK6wCG
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Post by petunia on 16.09.14 22:05

Good lord the first thing that entered my mind was Jill Dando' it's also a large age gap for cousins Imo.It also seems strange that it wasn't reported stolen,surly such an old relic as this gun would have been reported stolen if it had any sentiment to it's owner, would also be interesting what this 14 September 2010 in Picton House on the Clapham Park Estate in Brixton  was all about.it's  weird just weird.

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Post by sharonl on 16.09.14 22:57

@petunia wrote:Good lord the first thing that entered my mind was Jill Dando' it's also a large age gap for cousins Imo.It also seems strange that it wasn't reported stolen,surly such an old relic as this gun would have been reported stolen if it had any sentiment to it's owner, would also be interesting what this 14 September 2010 in Picton House on the Clapham Park Estate in Brixton  was all about.it's  weird just weird.


Jill Dando, that's the 1st thing that came to my mind too.

I just couldn't believe that this was a relative of Goncalo Amarals' - but it seems that it most definitely is.



Links to Ricardo Cunha story:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1350783/Football-fan-shot-dead-90-year-old-gun-watched-Match-Day.html



Quote: Goncalo Amaral http://mariacpois.blogspot.pt/2013/05/analise-criminal-28-maio-2013.html

Portuguese ..... anyone who is suspected of the practice of a crime in the UK is rigidly

persecuted and even convicted and this has happened

the opposite is not true when the Portuguese victims of crimes. I

remember here, I have a cousin who was murdered  in 

England and even today I am to know if (some time ago) his case

who was the perpetrator. Went to the window and killed him. Yes, Son of a cousin

mine. It's weird, really weird.




Ricardo had a sister, Lilliana and an Uncle, Carlos Amaral – both are Facebook friends of Goncalo Amaral





http://www.dn.pt/inicio/portugal/interior.aspx?content_id=1664284




Police do not know what led to the murder of Ricardo Cunha, shot in the head

Police have not made arrests in the case of murder of a Portuguese on Saturday night, in the south London area. Family and friends can not find an explanation for the crime. Ricardo Cunha, 23, was shot in the head when he went to the window of his house in Norwood. Yesterday, 20:00 by, held a Mass in the Catholic Church Kennington and friends of the young man - who played football at the Sports and Cultural Centre of London - a game plan in his honor and created a Facebook page.

Young is a native of Santa Maria, in Viseu, where it should be buried next to his father, who died about three years.

In London for 17 years, Richard lived with his mother, stepfather and sister, who temporarily moved to the family home. "We are all in shock. Could not understand how this was happening to Ricardo. Was a family person, calm and gentle. Played soccer, went to work and came home, only that," said the uncle, Carlos Amaral, the This is Local London newspaper.

The neighborhood is stunned. "There are no problems, it's a quiet area," said Kouku D'Almeida. Another resident said people heard a similar noise to fire fireworks and felt footsteps of someone running before the police arrived.

The investigation is being led by Nick Scola, of the homicide and serious crime of the Metropolitan Police, who are still trying to "establish the motive for this crime" department.

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Post by Woofer on 17.09.14 0:36

Makes one`s mind think of Mafia type of goings on, particularly after someone killed GA`S dog.

What was going on with GA in September 2010?  In early September the McCanns had requested a separation of his and Sofia`s assets, to which Sofia said no.  In October the book ban was overturned.

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Post by j.rob on 17.09.14 10:43

@Woofer wrote:Makes one`s mind think of Mafia type of goings on, particularly after someone killed GA`S dog.

What was going on with GA in September 2010?  In early September the McCanns had requested a separation of his and Sofia`s assets, to which Sofia said no.  In October the book ban was overturned.


A reconstruction of the murder will be shown on BBC Crimewatch tonight. It will feature appeals for information by Mr Cunha's sister and girlfriend.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1350783/Football-fan-shot-dead-90-year-old-gun-watched-Match-Day.html#ixzz3DZ2vGQyK 
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Shocking. No-one brought to justice even though the murder weapon is found. And shot at point blank range. How disgusting.

And I notice that Crimewatch rears its ugly head again. Well, well, well. 

Not doing very well, are they despite their 'reconstructions'? 

Madeleine McCann, Jill Dando, Detective Amaral's young relative? The perpetrators of the crimes still at large. And could kill again of course.

affraid

Scary stuff.

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Post by j.rob on 17.09.14 15:24

Young is a native of Santa Maria, in Viseu, where it should be buried next to his father, who died about three years. 


I presume 'Young' means Richard? And it is a translation error, or something? I wonder what happened to his father, if my understanding of the above is that this young man will be buried next to his father (in Portugal?) who, it would appear, is Detective Amaral's cousin?

What a horrible crime. He looks like such an intelligent, likeable young man.

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Post by j.rob on 17.09.14 17:22

https://twitter.com/mariaccnr/status/511960693420331009

Twitter thread. The murder was one month before the start of the Lisbon trial, according to this thread.

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