A source with knowledge of the investigation told PA:
“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. They (the investigators) are sure they (the suspects) are Russian.”
SOURCE ET SUITE
MOSOU ATTEND LA CONFIRMATION OFFICIELLE DE CETTE INFO QUI EST PT ETRE JUSTE UNE RUMEUR..
A SUIVRE ..
IL Y A EU DE NOUVEAUX CAS D' EMPOISONNEMENT CES DERNIERS JOURS DONT UN DECES ....... MAIS JE N' AVAIS PAS VRAIMENT SUIVI...
So there you have it... case closed, right?
You may be able to notice our skepticism - it is shared by many, including Tory MP and UK Security Minister Ben Wallace, who tweeted: "I think this story belongs in the “ill informed and wild speculation folder"
Asked about the latest developments, Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko said he is still awaiting official confirmation from Britain.I think this story belongs in the “ill informed and wild speculation folder”— Ben Wallace MP (@BWallaceMP) July 19, 2018
“These are media reports, unfortunately there are no official statements from the British side. I want to hear from Scotland Yard, from the Foreign Office. Many versions [published] in the newspapers are not confirmed at official level,” Yakovenko told journalists in Moscow.As The Guardian notes, the news comes as an inquest is due to open on Thursday for Dawn Sturgess, 44, who died earlier this month, eight days after coming into contact with novichok. Police are working on the assumption that it came from the same batch used in the attempted murder of the Skripals in March. Her partner Charlie Rowley, 45, was left critically ill after also being contaminated by the nerve agent.