What the papers say – April 6
The foreign aid budget and death of Eric Bristow also appear on the front pages.
The latest on the Salisbury poison attack, violence on the streets of London and developments in the case of a burglar who was fatally stabbed all feature on the Friday fronts.
The Times reports a Russian military base has been identified as the source of the Novichok nerve agent used in the attack on a former spy and his daughter.
The Daily Telegraph runs with comments made by the Ministry of Justice following the death of burglar Henry Vincent during an armed raid in south-east London.
The Guardian leads with a picture of Yulia Skripal after she made her first statement since the nerve agent attack, with the paper’s main story claiming London’s streets are out of control following a spate of murders in the capital.
Guardian front page, Friday 6 April 2018: Police ‘have lost control of the streets’ pic.twitter.com/SmZmUic828— The Guardian (@guardian) April 5, 2018
The Financial Times leads with the gender pay gap – claiming that 1,500 companies have missed the deadline for reporting their figures.
The Metro runs with comments made by Tottenham MP David Lammy following recent violence in London which the paper refers to as an “epidemic of gang murders”.
The i reports Yulia Skripal rejected a request made by Russia for an interview following the nerve agent attack.
The Independent carries a report of a “major breakthrough” in the way cancer is treated.
The Daily Mirror leads with a picture of Henry Vincent, calling him a “career villain” after allegedly being stabbed by homeowner Richard Osborn-Brooks.
The Sun carries claims that Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood was among those who were paid to star in programmes to raise money for charity
The Daily Mail carries the demand from a number of MPs to lower the foreign aid budget.
The Daily Express carries details about Henry Vincent after he died during a raid in south-east London.
And the Daily Star reports pleas that Richard Osborn-Brooks should not be charged after allegedly being involved in the death of a burglar.