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Russian oligarch's wife raids SON's £30m Hyde Park flat in £453million divorce battle 

The costliest divorce in Britain took a dramatic new twist after the ex-wife of a Russian oligarch had her son's £30 million home in One Hyde Park searched for evidence that he helped his billionaire father hide his money from her.

Lawyers for Tatiana Akhmedova - who is seeking £450m awarded by a British court – carried out a 10-hour search at the exclusive apartment.

Floorboards were ripped up and underwear drawers rifled as the ex-partner of Temur Akhmedov and their four-year-old daughter looked on in bewilderment. 

The costliest divorce in Britain took a dramatic new twist after Tatiana Akhmedova had her son Temur Akhmedov's (left) £30 million home in One Hyde Park searched for evidence that he helped his billionaire father Farkhad Akhmedov hide his money from her

Other residents living in the block – the most prestigious address in London where homes sell for over £100m – looked on as the team wearing masks and gloves spent hours searching the property and its surrounds

Three electronic forensic experts also took part in the detailed search which was granted a private hearing by Mr Justice Knowles in the High Court. Pictured: Some of the evidence seized

Other residents living in the block – the most prestigious address in London where homes sell for over £100m – looked on as the team wearing masks and gloves spent hours searching the property and its surrounds. 

An underground car park and wine cellar were also searched for any evidence that Temur has helped his father Farkhad Akhmedov hide his money from being seized by the British courts.

Three electronic forensic experts also took part in the detailed search which was granted a private hearing by Mr Justice Knowles in the High Court.

Tatiana believed laptops and phones could hold evidence to show that her son had colluded with his father to hide his assets in off shore companies and out of reach of the courts.

Temur, 27, a London commodities trader, does not live at the apartment at One Hyde Park and sources said he had no idea the search was going to take place.

Friends said he is outraged by the behaviour of his mother and her lawyers, describing it as like 'something out of the old Soviet Union'.

One friend said the luxury flat was left looking 'like a crime scene.'

Mobile phones, memory sticks and even a Peppa Pig game were seized by the team acting on the orders of the High Court.

Tatiana believed laptops and phones could hold evidence to show that her son had colluded with his father (above) to hide his assets in off shore companies and out of reach of the courts 

Temur, 27, a London commodities trader, does not live at One Hyde Park and sources said he had no idea the search was going to take place. Friends said he is outraged with the behaviour of his mother and her lawyers describing it as like 'something out of the old Soviet Union'

A friend said: 'Temur is furious that his young child was put through this trauma because of the actions of his own mother.

'Not even a grandmother from hell would act like that. Temur has complied with every request made of him by the High Court and feels that the tactics employed by his mother would have been more appropriate to the former Soviet union than to London.'

Earlier this year he was dragged into what has been described as Britain's costliest divorce involving oil and gas billionaire Akhmedov.

Tatiana was awarded £450m in 2016 after the collapse of her ten-year marriage but her husband refused pay her half his fortune saying he did not recognise the High Court's ruling.

Since then his 47-year-old wife has attempted to seize his mega yacht Luna worth more than £350m in lieu of payment.

After numerous legal battles stretching over a year, a court in Dubai ruled that Akhmedov was the rightful owner and allowed him to keep the super yacht.

Tatiana, who is being backed in her bid to get the £450m by Burford Capital, accused her son of helping his father hide his assets from the courts.

Tatiana was awarded £450m in 2016 after the collapse of her ten-year marriage but her husband refused pay her half his fortune saying he did not recognise the High Court's ruling. Since then she has attempted to seize his mega yacht Luna worth more than £350m

Ms Akhmedova, pictured above, who was awarded £453million after her marriage,  has so far received about £5million

At a hearing in August he was asked by a judge to explain why his father had sent him £13m in the last year but has denied being 'an agent' for his father in keeping his millions out of reach.

Tatiana, who lives in a £25m home in Surrey, has so far only managed to get £5m from the sale of a dilapidated helicopter since the divorce award.

The couple have spent millions on lawyers and the home search comes just a month before the start of a three week hearing in the High Court.

Tatiana will be trying to prove her son is his 'father's agent' in putting the family fortune beyond his reach.

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