Tate Vandal Jailed

13 December 2012, 18:53

It has emerged the Russian state was involved in the murder of former spy Alexander Litvinenko in central London.

A legal review in Camden, ahead of an inquest, has also heard Russia refused to extradite a main suspect over his death to the UK for questioning.

The 43 year old,  who had been employed by MI6 for a number of years, died in 2006 after consuming radioactive polonium at a restaurant in Grosvenor Square.

The inquest next year will be held before High Court judge Sir Robert Owen, who has been appointed assistant deputy coroner.