The teapot that killed Alexander Litvinenko: Images reveal how Russian spy was poisoned with polonium in London hotel

A major review has revealed how Russian spies killed the ex-KGB dissident Alexander Litvinenko, a British citizen, by slipping radioactive polonium 210 into his teapot at a Mayfair hotel in central London in 2006.

His widow Marina today declared her husband vindicated after a public inquiry found Russian President Vladimir Putin ‘probably’ ordered his assassination by FSB agents on the streets of London.

Linking the state-sponsored assassination, which followed a long-running personal feud between the two men, directly back to the President Putin could send relations between Britain and Russia back into a deep freeze.