LITVINENKO ‘POI­SONED TWICE’

‘I can’t tell dad Danny when I was proper naughty!’

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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.

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