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LONDON (Reuters) - A British judge investigating the sudden death of a Russian mafia whistleblower heard on Monday that he might have been murdered by eating poisoned soup. Alexander Perepilichny, 44, was found dead near his luxury home on the exclusive gated St George’s Hill estate in Weybridge, Surrey, southwest of London, after he had been out jogging in November 2012. The sudden nature of the death of Perepilichny, who had sought refuge in Britain in 2009, and his role in helping a Swiss investigation into a Russian money-laundering scheme has sparked speculation that he might have been murdered. Surrey Police have said there was no evidence for this but an earlier pre-inquest hearing was told traces of a rare and deadly poison from the gelsemium plant had been found in his stomach.
originally posted by: Whereismypassword
a reply to: angelchemuel
Possible Jane, but it seems more likely this ex Russian spy had a Russian stranger tell him the winds from mother Russia have something for him and then projects fentalyn right into his and his friends face before making a quick escape to the massive car park just near for a quick getaway
"We see this tragic situation but we don't have information on what could have led to this, what he was engaged in", he said.
originally posted by: Painterz
The scary thing is because we didn't stand up to Russia when they started doing this years ago, we've not got the problem where they feel free to assassinate anybody they want anywhere they want.
I suspect our politicians are too scared to do anything about it now in case they are next.
CCTV IMAGES which could show the last movements of a former Russian spy before he was rushed to hospital have been seized by police.
The image could show former-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his companion moments before emergency services were called concerning their welfare. Police seized the image, shot at 3.47pm from a camera at Snap Fitness 24/7 in Market Walk.
It shows a man and woman walking through an alleyway connecting the Zizzi restaurant, which was closed last night by police, and the bench in the Maltings where Skripal and a 33-year-old woman were found at 4.10pm.