Litvinenko 'paid by British and Spanish secret services'

Former spy Alexander Litvinenko was paid by both British and Spanish secret services, a pre-inquest review into his death heard today.

The 43-year-old spy, who died of polonium-210 poisoning in 2006, received wages from both agencies from both states into a joint bank account he held with his wife, the hearing was told.


Russia rejects spy death blame

Russia has denied that it was involved in the murder of Kremlin critic and former spy Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006. A British lawyer told a hearing into Litvinenko's poisoning that the Russian government was likely involved in his death.