UK police: No suspects yet in poisoning of former Russian spy

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BRITAIN-ESPIONAGE-RUSSIAA police officer works at the Ashley Wood vehicle recovery centre in Salisbury where the car of Sergei Skripal was taken on March 13, 2018. (AFP PHOTO / Geoff CADDICK)

Police in the U.K. said they’re not ready to name a suspect in the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said it is “highly likely” Russia was behind their poisoning. Moscow denies the allegation.

Meanwhile, Nikolai Glushkov, a friend of noted Vladimir Putin critic Boris Berezovsky, has died in London.

Few details are known about the circumstances of the 69-year-old man’s death. Counterterrorism officials, however, are leading the investigation “as a precaution because of associations that the man is believed to have had.”

CGTN’s Richard Bestic reports from London.