Ex-Russian spy found ill, suspected of poisoning in UK

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Former Russian military intelligence colonel Sergei Skripal attends a hearing at the Moscow District Military Court in Moscow on August 9, 2006. Sergei Skripal, a former Russian double agent whose mysterious collapse in England sparked concerns of a possible poisoning by Moscow, has been living in Britain since a high-profile spy swap in 2010. Police were probing his exposure to an unknown substance, which left him unconscious on a bench in the city of Salisbury and saw media draw parallels to the case of Alexander Litvinenko, an ex-spy who died of radioactive polonium poisoning in 2006. (AFP PHOTO / Kommersant Photo / Yuri SENATOROV )

In the U.K., counter-terrorism police are looking into the mysterious illness of a former Russian spy.

Britain said the ex-Russian double-agent, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, are in critical condition after suspected poisoning.

CGTN’s Richard Bestic reports from London.