The 2 suspects are named by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, neither of whom is in the UK.
“Prosecutors from CPS Counter Terrorism Division have thought of the proof and have concluded there’s adequate proof to offer a sensible prospect of conviction and it’s clearly within the public curiosity to cost Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov … with conspiracy to homicide Sergei Skripal and the tried homicide of Skripal, his daughter Yulia, and police officer Nick Bailey,” a CPS assertion stated.
The pair are additionally charged with the use and possession of the nerve agent Novichok opposite to the Chemical Weapons Act and inflicting grievous bodily hurt with intent to Yulia Skripal and Nick Bailey, the assertion stated.
The 2 Russian nationals are believed to have been touring underneath aliases, though they’d real Russian passports with the identities of Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, the CPS stated throughout a briefing.
Traces of Novichok had been discovered within the resort room the place the lads had been staying, the Metropolis Keep Lodge in east London, however not sufficient to warrant any trigger for concern, the CPS stated.