Theresa May Names Novichok Suspects – they’re accused of poisoning the Skripals in Salisbury
Two Russian nationals named as suspects in the attempted murder of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury.
The men, using the names Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, thought to be officers from Russia’s military intelligence service, the PM said.
Scotland Yard and the CPS say there is enough evidence to charge the men. But will they leave Russia? Experts say not likely to leave the country. They got into the UK and left secretly
Mr Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok in March.
Det Sgt Nick Bailey also fell ill after responding to the incident in Salisbury.
Police are linking the attack to a separate poisoning on 30 June, when Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley fell ill at a house in Amesbury, about eight miles from Salisbury.
Ms Sturgess died in hospital on 9 July. Mr Rowley was discharged from hospital on 20 July.
Met Police say the suspects travelling under aliases. Domestic and European arrest warrants issued for the two suspects. Enough evident to arrest the two Russian Men
Interesting revelation to the Novichok story. What are your thoughts on these developments. A major breakthrough? Let us know what you think. Will the two men end up in court? If Russian nationals it is unlikely they will be handed over. Police have CCTV images of Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. Believed to be on a mission to kill.
They took a train to Salisbury, believed to carry out the poisoning. After that they returned to London and caught a plane back to Moscow. All done in one day.
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