No Litvinenko public inquiry

A public inquiry will not be held into the death of poisoned Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, Coroner Sir Robert Owen said today.

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Litvinenko lawyer to seek judicial review

Ben Emmerson QC - Marina Litvinko's lawyer has severely criticised the government's decision. He will seek judicial review.

He calls it "a repeated catalogue of broken promises[...] disastrous catalogue of indecision at the heart of government. [The government] has been paralysed by indecision".

Mr Emmerson says his widow and her son have been treated with "utter contempt" and in "the ultimate shabby way". He called it a "catalogue of disrespect".

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