TWO Russian suspects accused of carrying out the Salisbury ‘Novichok attack’ insist they went to Salisbury to see the city’s world-famous cathedral and definitely not to poison former spy Sergi Skripal.
The pair, are really called Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, said their friends had told them to visit “this wonderful town, Salisbury which has a famous cathedral and 132m spire, and is famous for its clock”.
Alexander and Ruslan told Russia Today that they were only in Salisbury as tourists to visit Stonehenge.
They said they are victims of a “fantastical coincidence” and would like an apology from the real poisoners.
They said they wanted to go to Stonehenge but were prevented from doing so because there was “muddy slush everywhere” so they got wet and went back to London an hour after arriving, as there was an intermittent train service.
Mr Petrov and Mr Boshirov said “maybe” they approached former Russian spy Sergei Skripal’s house, “but we don’t know where it is located”.
RT’s editor-in-chief said the two men reached out to her as they wanted to tell their story.