A cat belonging to poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal was put down by the government in the wake of the nerve agent attack.
The black Persian cat Nash Van Drake was found in a 'distressed state' at his home in Salisbury, the Mail can reveal.
A veterinary surgeon made a decision to euthanise the animal to 'alleviate its suffering', it was said.
Mr Skripal's two guinea pigs were also found dead in his home when a vet gained access to the property.OMG! The State was right after all! Theresa & Boris are vindicated!
Oh. Hang on.
Sources said it was believed the guinea pigs had died due to lack of water...WTF?
A government spokesperson said: 'The property in Wiltshire was sealed as part of the police investigation.
'When a vet was able to access the property...Ah. Now it's all clear.
The decision to put down the cat was made by a veterinary surgeon in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act 2006, sources stressed last night.
They said the animals were disposed of appropriately.So that no-one can examine their starved and dehydrated corpses..? What a lovely coda to this sorry tale of precipitate action and disinformation...
Please, someone, tell me why it's Russia that should concern me, and not the indifferent cruelty and shifty incompetence of the State agencies my own taxes go to fund?