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Alexander Litvinenko man 'spoke of toxin plot'

By Tim Moynihan

A prime suspect in the killing of Alexander Litvinenko told a former fellow restaurant worker that he planned to have the spy poisoned, a public inquiry into the death has heard.

The restaurant worker allegedly made the claim about Dmitri Kovtun in interviews with German police. He is said to have not mentioned it the first time he was questioned but did so afterwards, saying he had been frightened.

Kovtun and Andrei Lugovoi are suspected of murdering Litvinenko (43), who died after consuming tea laced with polonium-210 in London in November 2006.

The man, known to the inquiry as D3, had worked with Kovtun in a restaurant in Hamburg in the 1990s, the inquiry heard.

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