Website names second suspect in Skripal poisoning case | UK news

The investigative website Bellingcat has identified the second suspect responsible for poisoning Sergei Skripal as Alexander Mishkin, a doctor working for Russia’s GRU military spy agency. The website said it had tracked down Mishkin’s real identity after obtaining a scanned copy of his actual passport. It had confirmed details with people who knew him and …

Russian model denies Salisbury poisoning scare was hoax | UK news

A woman at the centre of a bizarre fresh nerve agent scare in Salisbury has denied that it was an elaborate hoax. Russian-born model Anna Shapiro claimed on Friday that she really did fear her husband, Alex King, had been poisoned at an Italian restaurant in Salisbury. She also appeared to stick by the story …

Salisbury novichok suspects say they were only visiting cathedral | UK news

The two men identified as suspects in the Salisbury nerve agent attack have appeared on Russia’s state-funded TV station RT, claiming they visited the “wonderful” English city as tourists to see its cathedral. In their first interview since being charged in the UK with attempted murder, the men said they may have approached Sergei Skripal’s …

Theresa May: novichok attackers were Russian military intelligence officers – Politics live | Politics

8.15am EDT08:15 Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary, says MPs will have noticed the “somewhat weaselly” language used by Jeremy Corbyn in relation to Russia. May says if the two individuals leave Russia, the UK will do everything possible to ensure they are brought to justice. 8.12am EDT08:12 May is replying to Corbyn. She says …

Police officer given all-clear after novichok exposure scare | UK news

A police officer who attended hospital over concerns he may have been exposed to novichok has been given the all-clear. The officer, believed to be with Wiltshire police, initially attended Swindon’s Great Western hospital after feeling unwell. He was later taken to Salisbury district hospital, a short distance from Amesbury where Dawn Sturgess, 44, and …