Identity of second Salisbury suspect to be 'revealed'

Identity of second Salisbury suspect to be 'revealed'

CCTV of the two suspects. Image: Metropolitan police/PA

Friday, October 5, 2018

The true identity of the second suspect in the Salisbury nerve agent attack will reportedly be revealed in the Houses of Parliament next week.

The investigative website Bellingcat, who claim to have unveiled the identity of the first Salisbury suspect, will name who they believe to be the second man in a meeting in a Commons commitee room hosted by Conservative MP Bob Seely, on Wednesday.

The unveiling is being advertised on Eventbrite, with members of the public able to register to attend for free.

Mr Seely has posted a link on Twitter to an advertisement for the meeting with the comment "Looks interesting".

The two suspects in the attempted poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal were originally named as Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov - although it was made clear that the names were aliases.

Bellingcat's investigation led them to the conclusion that the suspect going by the name of Ruslan Boshirov was actually Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga - a highly decorated officer in the GRU.