Novichok spies 'might not have struck in Salisbury if they had actually visited the cathedral'

Mail Online | 12/24/2018 | Leigh Mcmanus For Mailonline
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The Dean of Salisbury said today things may have turned out differently if the Russian GRU agents allegedly responsible for the Novichok attack actually visited the city's cathedral.

Very Reverend Nicholas Papadopulos also said forgiveness is 'God's business' following the failed attempt to assassinate former double agent Sergei Skripal which later claimed the life of mother of three Dawn Sturgess.

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In an interview after their identities were revealed, the suspects, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshiro, claimed they visited Salisbury to see the cathedral's 'famous spire'.

Rev Papadopulos said had the GRU agents actually visited the cathedral and 'sensed the presence of God' then things might have been different.

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Mr Skripal, 67, and his daughter Yulia, 34, were poisoned by deadly Novichok on March 4 in Wiltshire's pretty cathedral city of Salisbury.

On June 30, Ms Sturgess, 44, and her partner Charlie Rowley, 45, fell ill after the pair were contaminated by the nerve agent and around a week later Ms Sturgess died.

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Rev Papadopulos said: 'I remember first of all grief actually because at the heart of what happened there...
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