13 Sep 2018

Skripal suspects claim they were just visiting Salisbury cathedral

The two men named by the UK Government as suspects in the Salisbury novichok poison attack claim they were just tourists, trying to sight-see in the city.

In an interview which at times resembled a scene from a spoof spy film, they claimed they’d decided not to visit Stonehenge because of the snowy weather, before catching a flight back to Moscow. 

Jonathan Rugman and Paraic O’Brien report.