Shopkeeper Ebru Ozturk, 41, said Sergei Skripal came into the store once a week. He liked a particular type of Polish sausage and spent between £30 and £40 on lottery scratch cards a time. She described him as “like a grandfather”.
She said: “He’s a very kind person, I really look forward to him coming in. Last time I saw him is a few days ago - he came in and bought a scratch card. He often wins money. He’s very lucky. He was always well-dressed and neat.
“He bought lottery tickets a lot. He was very polite. He’s a very kind customer. He sometimes came with his daughter. He mentioned that his wife had died a couple of years ago. Whenever I saw him he was happy.
“I think he was doing lots of business things. He knows lots of different languages, he’s very educated. I think he’s been to lots of different countries. We talked a lot. We chatted about different countries and different foods he cooked. I was about to ask if he wanted any Russian food or vodka the next time he comes in.”
...I still think NPA.