Salisbury novichok suspects say they were only visiting cathedral – our favourite 25 responses

The two men identified as suspects in the Salisbury nerve agent attack have told Russian state-funded TV that they were only in the town as tourists visiting its cathedral and famous 123 metre spire.

In their first interview since being charged in the UK with attempted murder, the men said they may have accidentally approached Sergei Skripal’s house on 4 March but denied carrying any poison or that they had committed any crime.

“Our friends had been suggesting for a long time that we visit this wonderful town,” said a man who identified himself as Alexander Petrov.

And here’s exactly what people made of that, the only 25 responses you need right now.

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