British police have announced it is investigating the death of a Russian businessman with links to a former Kremlin critic amid increasing tensions between London and Moscow over a nerve agent attack on a double spy in Britain earlier this month.
Police said in a statement on Tuesday that counter-terrorism detectives were leading the investigation into the death of a man in his 60s who lived on Clarence Avenue in suburban south-west London.
The statement would not elaborate on the name of the man, but reports said he was Nikolai Glushkov, a Russian associate of late tycoon Boris Berezovsky. Glushkov, 68, was found dead late on Monday. His death comes more than a week after Sergei Skripal, a former Russian spy, was found unconscious with his daughter on a bench outside a shopping center in the southern town of Salisbury.
The poisoning attack has been likened to a death in 2006 of a Russian spy in Britain who was supposedly killed by Russian…