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Litvinenko inqury: Radiation 'at highest levels where suspect stayed'

A police officer investigating the poisoning of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko has said the highest levels of radioactive contamination were recorded at the hotel where one of the prime suspects was staying.

Detective Inspector Craig Mascall told the public inquiry into Mr Litvinenko's death that traces of radioactivity were found throughout the Sheraton Park Lane hotel and in Andrei Lugovoi's room.

Mr Lugovoi, and Dmitri Kovtun deny any involvement in Litvinenko's death in 2006.

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Litvinenko inquiry: Last photo taken of spy shown

The last photograph taken of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko before he died has been shown to the public inquiry into his death.

The image is believed to be the last photo taken of Alexander Litvinenko before his death. Credit: The Litvinenko Inquiry

The photos show Litvinenko lying gaunt in a bed at University College Hospital in his final days.

Mr Litvinenko agreed to have images taken of him because he wanted to let the world know "he was poisoned by the Kremlin", the inquiry heard.

Alex Goldfarb, a friend of the ex-KGB officer, told the inquiry that the image was the last photo of Litvinenko alive.

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