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.

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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.