British Police Identify Russian Suspects In Novichok Attack

Remigio Civitarese
Luglio 19, 2018

British investigators have identified several Russians as the suspects in the attempted murder of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, the Press Association has reported.

Officers think several Russians were involved in the attempted murder of the former double agent and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury in March and are looking for more than one suspect.

Skripal, a former colonel in Russian military intelligence who betrayed dozens of agents to Britain's MI6 foreign spy service, and his daughter Yulia, were found unconscious on a public bench in the British city of Salisbury on March 4.

But a source with knowledge of the investigation told the Press Association: "Investigators believe they have identified the suspected perpetrators of the Novichok attack through CCTV and have cross-checked this with records of people who entered the country around that time".

Claiming that the substance used in the attack had been a Novichok-class nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union, London rushed to accuse Russian Federation of being involved in the incident.

They have reportedly been identified through CCTV.

In the wake of the Skripal incident, a number of European Union member countries, the United States, Canada and Australia announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats. Moscow has repeatedly denied any involvement and accused the British intelligence agencies of staging the attack to stoke anti-Russian hysteria.

The update into what happened comes as an inquest into the death of Dawn Sturgess, 44, is about to open.

Last week counter-terrorism detectives revealed they had found a small bottle containing Novichok at Mr Rowley's home in Muggleton Road, Amesbury.

The Met Police, who are leading the investigation, have declined to comment.

Ms Sturgess died on July 8, however, Mr Rowley is still in a critical condition at Salisbury District Hospital.

Mike Wade, deputy director for health protection in the South West, said: "The advice remains - if you didn't drop it, then don't pick it up".

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