On Wednesday, the British Government identified two Russian agents it has accused of carrying out the deadly Novichok attacks in Salisbury earlier this year.

The agents stayed at the City Stay hotel, in Bow, London, on the Friday and Saturday nights of their trip in March. The Telegraph reports that the police searched the hotel room on the 4th of May and found traces of Novichok agent, but ‘there is no risk to other guests.’

The Guardian reports that chief medical officer Professor Sally Davies has urged anyone who stayed at the hotel between Sunday the 4th of March and Friday the 4th of May 2018 to please get in touch with authorities –

[Professor Davies] described identifying and reassuring guests as one of the main remaining issues of concern. Davies said police had conducted tests and “this [the suspects’] room was only allowed back into use after experts deemed it to be safe”. (link)



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