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Bulgarian investigators close murder probe case
10:00am Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
BULGARIAN investigators have closed a probe into the assassination of a dissident who is buried in Whitchurch Canonicorum near Bridport.
Georgi Markov was killed with the poisoned tip of an umbrella on Waterloo Bridge in London in 1978.
The writer, journalist and opponent of Bulgaria’s then communist regime died after a stranger shot a poisoned pellet into his leg. No-one was arrested or charged for the crime.
Prosecutor’s office spokeswoman Rumiana Arnaudova said: “The probe will be abandoned as of Thursday, September 12, when the absolute statute of limitations, of 35 years, will expire.
“To overcome the statute of limitations, we need to have a suspect for the crime arrested, charged or put on a search list.”
Markov died four days after the attack on him of what is believed to be ricin poisoning, for which there is no antidote. He was known as the ‘modern martyr’ and lies in the churchyard of the church of St Candida and St Cross with English words on one side of his stone and Bulgarian words on the other.
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