Putin enemy found dead in London days after spy nerve agent attack

A RUSSIAN enemy of Vladimir Putin has been found dead in Britain.

Nikolai Glushkov, the associate of late oligarch Boris Berezovsky, 68, died on Monday – within days of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal.

The businessman was found in his London home with the cause of death not yet clear.

Glushkov had a nasty fall-out with Putin, 65, in 1999 when he was jailed for money laundering and fraud.

He was released in 2004, before he was granted asylum to the UK.

Pal Berezovsky fled to London in 2000 after he also fell out with Putin.

He died in 2013 in an apparent suicide, but Glushkov said he believed the death was suspicious.

He told The Guardian: "I’m definite Boris was killed.

"I have quite different information from what is being published in the media."

Meanwhile, Met Police said terror cops are probing the death of a man in his 60s in Kingston.

A statement from the force read: "An investigation is under way following the death of a man in his 60s in Kingston borough.

"Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 22:46hrs on Monday, 12 March to reports of a man found deceased at a residential address in Clarence Avenue, New Malden.

"Officers attended and next of kin have been informed. Whilst we believe we know the identity of the deceased, formal identification is yet to take place.

"A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

"The death is currently being treated as an unexplained. If there is a change in the status of the investigation, an update will be provided.

"At this stage the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command is leading the investigation as a precaution because of associations that the man is believed to have had.

"There is no evidence to suggest a link to the incident in Salisbury."

According to reports, Glushkov has two children and an ex-wife in Moscow.

It is believed his daughter, Natasha, lives in the UK.

Daily Star Sunday