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Skripal attack: Bellingcat names second Salisbury suspect

October 8, 2018 4:08 pm

A second suspect in the Salisbury case has been identified as Alexander Mishkin, the BBC understands.

The Bellingcat investigative website says the man who travelled under the alias Alexander Petrov is a military doctor working for Russian intelligence.

Last month, Bellingcat named the first suspect as Anatoliy Chepiga, a claim rejected by Russia.

Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in March.

The British open-source website said it had identified the suspect using testimonies from people the suspect knew and a scanned copy of his passport.

It claims he was recruited by Russian intelligence in 2010.

More details about how it uncovered the identity will be revealed on Tuesday, the website says.

A spokesperson for London’s Metropolitan Police said they would not comment on “speculation regarding their identities.”