After arriving in Britain eight years ago as part of an extraordinary ‘spy swap’, former Russian intelligence agent, Sergei Skripal had been leading a life of quiet anonymity in the Wiltshire city of Salisbury.
Grateful to have been pardoned by the Russian authorities for his decades of espionage, the 66-year-old was enjoying an unexpectedly peaceful retirement.
Neighbour James Puttock, 47, said Mr Skripal had invited the whole road to a housewarming party when he first moved to the Salisbury area.
He said: "He didn’t look like a spy. He never really looked smart, he looked very casual, he stood out because of that, it’s hard to remember anything special about him."
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