Press: Police following two line of inquiry over murder of local political player

Police in Chomutov in northwest Bohemia are following two lines of inquiry in connection with the shooting dead last week of Roman Houska, a businessman and influential member of the local Social Democrats, Mladá fronta Dnes reported on Tuesday. The daily said detectives suspect the murder may have been linked to either the distribution of subsides or a loan made by the deceased. Police reportedly believe that Mr. Houska knew his killer. In the past, he had been accused of blackmail and corruption but never found guilty.

Author: Ian Willoughby