UK Security Minister Ben Wallace has dismissed claims police identified the suspects in the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury as “wild speculation.”
The Tory minister Tweeted, in response to the Press Association post, that the report “belongs in the ill informed and wild speculation folder.”
I think this story belongs in the “ill informed and wild speculation folder”
— Ben Wallace MP (@BWallaceMP) July 19, 2018
It comes after the Press Association reported on Thursday morning that police had identified the suspects behind the nerve agent attacks against former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. The pair were found on March 4 slumped on a bench after being exposed to the substance in the Wiltshire town of Salisbury.
It was reported that a source with knowledge of the investigation said: “Investigators believe they have identified the suspected perpetrators of the Novichok attack through CCTV and have cross-checked this with records of people who entered the country around that time.”
The UK has accused Russia of both attacks, a claim which the Kremlin has consistently denied.
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