Litvinenko: Full hospital statement

Here is the statement released by London's University College Hospital tonight:

“We are sorry to announce that Alexander Litvinenko died at University College Hospital at 9.21pm on 23.11.06.

"He was seriously ill when he was admitted to UCH on Friday November 17, and the medical team at the hospital did everything possible to save his life.

"On Sunday evening he was transferred to the intensive care unit where he could be closely monitored and receive any critical support he needed.

"Every avenue was explored to establish the cause of his condition and the matter is now an ongoing investigation being dealt with by detectives from New Scotland Yard.

"Because of this we will not be commenting any further on this matter.

"Our thoughts are with Mr Litvinenko’s family.”

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