The man who was fatally shot in Battersea on Christmas Eve was killed "in cold blood" by a team of Swedish killers who planned the murder for six months, a court has heard.

Swedish national Flamur Beqiri, 36, the brother of reality television show Real Housewives Of Cheshire star Misse Beqiri, was shot multiple times and killed outside his home in Battersea around 9pm on Christmas Eve, 2019.

Southwark Crown Court heard he was approached from behind and gunned down in front of his wife and two-year-old son in an attack caught on CCTV.

"The victim was quite deliberately killed in cold blood," said prosecutor Mark Heywood QC.

"It happened on a quiet London street. A man coming back to his home with his young family was shot and killed in front of them.

"When you have seen and heard the evidence in this case, you will likely conclude that it was as brutal as it was thoroughly shocking.

"That evidence will show that it was done at very close range, the gun being fired multiple times until the target was not just put down but was beyond any hope of life.

"That, when you reflect on it, was clearly the intention not just of the man who pulled the trigger but of those behind what happened. The primary purpose was to kill."

Heywood said the murder had been planned for about six months, with the killers coming from Sweden before returning and recruiting a local team "to tidy up once they had gone".

The alleged gunman, Swedish/Tunisian national Anis Hemissi, 24, is on trial, where he denies murder and possession of a self-loading pistol.

Swedish nationals Estevan Pino-Munizaga, 35, Tobias Fredrik Andersson, 32, and Bawer Karaer, 23, who are said to have been part of the team "on the ground" sent to assist Hemissi, also deny murder.

UK national Clifford Rollox, 31, of Islington, north London, and Dutch national Claude Isaac Castor, 21, from Sint Maarten in the Caribbean but resident in the UK, deny perverting the course of justice.

The trial continues on Wednesday (November 24).