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Now FIVE Russians are wanted over the Salisbury poison attack

Now FIVE Russians are wanted over the Salisbury poison attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter

  • Police are investigating two more Russian agents of involvement in poisoning
  • The newly identified pair posed as tourists to get a British visa last March
  • The pair are now thought to be back in Russia, senior security sources said
  • Police are expected to brief Government officials on the evidence against pair

Police are investigating two more Russian agents suspected of involvement in the Salisbury poisoning.

The total number implicated in the nerve agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia is now five.

The newly identified pair posed as tourists to get a British visa last March and are now thought to be back in Russia, senior security sources said.

The total number implicated in the nerve agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia is now five. The pair are pictured

Alexander Petrov (left) and Ruslan Boshirov (right), thought to be Russian military intelligence officers, have been accused of travelling to the UK under aliases to try to murder Mr Skripal. A third Russian suspect was later exposed as Sergey Fedotov, although his real name remains unclear

Alexander Petrov (left) and Ruslan Boshirov (right), thought to be Russian military intelligence officers, have been accused of travelling to the UK under aliases to try to murder Mr Skripal. A third Russian suspect was later exposed as Sergey Fedotov, although his real name remains unclear

Police are expected to brief Government officials on the evidence against the two men ‘within weeks’, it was claimed.

They are not believed to have travelled with the two hitmen. Their role was said to have been much smaller.

Mr Skripal, 66, and daughter Yulia, 33, were left fighting for their lives after they collapsed on a bench in Salisbury on March 5 last year. It is thought they were first exposed to Novichok sprayed on their front door handle.

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, thought to be Russian military intelligence officers, have been accused of travelling to the UK under aliases to try to murder Mr Skripal. 

A third Russian suspect was later exposed as Sergey Fedotov, although his real name remains unclear.

Police are now said to have collected more evidence against him, and identified the two new accomplices. Scotland Yard said it continued

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