A former Russian double agent and a woman are poisoned with an unknown substance in Great Britain. This is reminiscent of a case in 2006.
Police task forces park in front of a house where the former Russian intelligence officer is believed to live Photo: dpa
A mysterious poisoning of a former double agent is causing a stir in British intelligence circles and brings back bad memories. In the southern English city of Salisbury, two people were taken to hospital over the weekend with suspected poisoning by an "unknown substance" and have been wrestling with death in intensive care ever since. This was announced by the police on Monday. The man is believed to be a former spy from Russia who worked on behalf of the British and came to Britain as part of a prisoner exchange in 2010, according to the BBC. The case was reminiscent of the murder of the Kremlin opponent Alexander Litvinenko, who was poisoned with radioactively contaminated tea in 2006.