LITVINENKO ‘POISONED TWICE’
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Dani RUSSIAN spy Alexander Litvinenko may have been poisoned “not once but twice” with polonium, a public inquiry has heard.
Mr Litvinenko, 43, died in hospital nearly three weeks after he drank tea laced with the radioactive substance at the Millennium Hotel in London’s Grosvenor Square on November 1, 2006.
As the inquiry into his death got under way it heard evidence suggested that Mr Litvinenko was first poisoned during a previous meeting at a security company in October that year.
Counsel to the inquiry Robin Tam QC said that Mr Litvinenko felt unwell around the time of the first meeting.
He added: “Mr Litvinenko recalled vomiting on one occasion about two or three weeks before being hospitalised. Hair samples indicate that he may well have been poisoned twice and that the first occasion being much less severe than the second.”
Former KGB bodyguards Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitri Kovtun both deny involvement and remain in Russia but have been invited by the inquiry at London’s Royal Courts of Justice to give evidence via video link.