Novichok faker on the run

A playboy who once shook hands with Prince Charles to win a £100,000 bet is being hunted by police after he was convicted of dealing in drugs worth £60,000. Alex King, 42, wrongly claimed he and his Russian-born partner, escort Anna Shapiro, had been poisoned with Novichok while eating at Prezzo in Salisbury last September. Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned with the nerve agent in a genuine attack in the city last March. King is now a…

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