Andrej Malinovskij convicted for the murder of Evaldas Svolkinas


Andrej Malinovskij, 43, was convicted today for the murder of Evaldas Svolkinas on 13 December 2013. He was found guilty at Wood Green Crown Court and awaits sentence on 22 October 2014.

Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London, Baljit Ubhey OBE, said: "This was a brutal and premeditated attack with the defendant showing no remorse for his actions. He has now been brought to justice for this appalling crime.

"Andrej Malinovskij believed he was owed a significant amount of money from his employer Evaldas Svolkinas, and sought to claim this debt with the victim's life.

"After carrying out surveillance on the victim's home, Malinovskij abducted Mr Svolkinas in the early morning of 13 December just yards from his home address.

"When the victim's body was found face down in a stream he had been badly beaten and left there for days. Malinovskij fled the UK to Lithuania having booked his getaway before the abduction.

"I hope that this conviction can provide some comfort to Mr Svolkinas's family and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time."