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UK: Scientist jailed for sending fake poison to Theresa May

A scientist has been jailed for sending fake poison to Theresa May in a letter criticising her policy on Russia.

Christopher Doyle sent the white powder to the then prime minister in April 2018, a month after ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal was poisoned.

It was addressed to Theresa May, c/o The Nazi Party and enclosed was a cartoon poster showing her decapitated.

The ex-Cambridge University research fellow was sentenced to two years and 10 months at Liverpool Crown Court.

The mail, which also included a picture of former spy Alexander Litvinenko, was examined at a Swiss Post screening facility which had to be evacuated, the court heard.

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