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Salisbury attack suspects Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov

Investigation Update – 22 November 2018

Brand new footage of the suspects involved in the Salisbury attack has been revealed as appeals for information continue.

CCTV footage of the two suspects – known by their aliases Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov – shows them as they arrive and travel around Salisbury on Sunday 4 March.

The first CCTV clip shows the two suspects as they arrive at Salisbury train station on Sunday 4 March at around 11:48hrs.

The second clip shows the suspects at approximately 11:58hrs walking past a petrol station in Wilton Road, which is in the vicinity of the Skripals’ home address. This is just prior to when detectives believe the nerve agent was placed on the door handle.

The third clip shows the two men walking over a bridge on Fisherton Street at approximately 13:00 hours before they eventually return to Salisbury train station and travel back to Heathrow and catch a flight to Moscow later that night.

Images of a specially made model of the counterfeit perfume bottle are also being issued as detectives from the Counter Terrorism Policing Network continue with their investigation.

Officers are still appealing to anyone who may have seen either of the two men in the UK between 2-4 March, or anyone who may have seen the counterfeit ‘Nina Ricci’ perfume box or bottle that was eventually recovered from Charlie Rowley’s address in Muggleton Road in July.

Anyone with information can call police in confidence on 0800 789 321 or email salisbury2018@met.police.uk

Please find below the press release published on 22 November 2018 – choose your appropriate language:

English – November 2018 Investigation Update 

Russian – November 2018 Investigation Update 

Arabic – November 2018 Investigation Update 

French – November 2018 Investigation Update 

Salisbury attack suspects Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov

Suspects Identified

Two suspects have been identified in relation to the Salisbury
attack. They were named by the Crown Prosecution
Service as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov.

Do you know or recognise either of these men? Did you see them in
the UK between Friday 2 March and Sunday 4 March?

If you have any information contact the investigation team on 0800
789 321 or email salisbury2018@met.police.uk

UK Counter Terrorism Policing announced a major update, Wednesday 5 September, in relation to the Salisbury & Amesbury Investigation.

The Crown Prosecution Service has received sufficient evidence to authorise charges against two suspects including attempted murder of Sergei Skripal; conspiracy to murder Sergei Skripal, Yulia Skripal and Nick Bailey; use of a chemical weapon; and causing grievous bodily harm to Yulia Skripal and Nick Bailey.

Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, Head of UK Counter Terrorism Policing, outlined the evidence the police investigation had produced. The investigation tracked two suspects as they enter the UK, arriving at London Gatwick Airport on a flight from Moscow, Russia on Friday 2 March 2018. They then travelled via public transport to a hotel in Bow Road, London where they stayed overnight.

On Saturday 3 March, the suspects travelled from London Waterloo station to Salisbury. It is believed the suspects carried out reconnaissance before returning to London.

The following day, Sunday 4 March, the suspects again travelled to Salisbury, and CCTV images identify them at key locations around the city. It is during this visit that it is believed the suspects carried out the attack, before they returned to London, travelled to London Heathrow Airport and returned to Moscow, Russia.

To illustrate the investigative update, we have produced a range of content available to view, download and share:

Images of the ‘perfume’ box, bottle and applicator that were found in Charlie Rowley’s flat after the Salisbury attack

Box & Bottle Revealed

Images of the ‘perfume’ box, bottle and applicator that were found in Charlie Rowley’s flat have been released.

The investigation team would like to hear from anyone who saw the items between Sunday 4 March and Wednesday 27 June.

Investigation Update

Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, UK Counter Terrorism Policing Lead, provided a detailed update on the Salisbury & Amesbury Investigation on 5 September 2018.

You can download the full statement, as delivered by Neil Basu. The statement is also available in Russian.

Crown Prosecution Service Update

Sue Hemming, Director of Legal Services, Crown Prosecution Service, provided an update on the Salisbury & Amesbury Investigation and announced charges brought against the suspects on 5 September 2018.

You can also download the full statement, as delivered by Sue Hemming.

Public Health England Update

Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, provided an update on the Salisbury & Amesbury Investigation and offered reassurance and advice on 5 September 2018.

You can download the full statement, as delivered by Dame Sally Davies.