In what appears to be the latest escalation in the UK government’s campaign to blame Russia for the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal, his daughter Yulia Skripal and three other seemingly random Britons (one of whom succumbed to the deadly Novichok nerve agent used in the attacks), British prosecutors are saying they have “sufficient evidence” to charge Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, both Russian nationals, with conspiracy to murder Skripal, as well as the attempted murder of his daughter and police detective Nick Bailey, according to Reuters.
The news comes nearly two months after investigators said they had identified the suspected perpetrators of the Novichok attack by crossing referencing CCTV feeds with records of people who entered the country around that time.
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by Tyler Durden
A former police chief has called for the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann to be wound up. Ex head of the Metropolitan Police’s Flying Squad, John O’Connor, has questioned whether probe should continue after it was revealed Scotland Yard has spent £11million on the case but have made no arrests. The Metropolitan Police was tasked with investigating the disappearance after Madeleine’s family made a personal plea to David Cameron in 2011. A team of 31 British detectives are working exclusively to find the girl, who vanished from her parents’ holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal eight years ago, with the enquiry codenamed Operation Grange. Now, according to the Sun, the Met’s enquiry into Madeleine’s disappearance has cost £11million, with money spent on flights to Portugal, salaries, overtime and premises expenses but no arrests have been made. They also report that if spending on the case continues at the current rate, the bill will top £12million by April – more than double the £5million promised by David Cameron when Operation Grange launched in 201
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