[Image from Daily Mail.]
Could a blocked 2016 Google Street View of the Skripal home lead to doorstep assassins? TheBigRetort
A click on Google Street View records a picture of the Sergei Skripal home captured in April 2009.
But when you use the Google viewer and turn around to leave the house - and proceed down the street - the image capture flashes forward... to 2016.
The property can only be viewed in the 2016 capture at a distance... before jumping back to 2009 as the viewer approaches the house, and a closer view of the property.
Attempts to reverse the process and turn back towards the house jump from 2016 back... to 2009. So it isn't actually possible to get that close to the property at the time Skripal was living there.
But why did Street View not film that portion of the street in 2016 – whilst filming the rest? Instead, the driver seems to have done a quick U-turn.
Apparently some sensitive areas are removed from Street View by the authorities. And Street View does knit together various footage over the years. But are we expected to believe that the Skripal section of road has not been filmed again... in nine years?
Or... is the 2016 close-up of the house being blocked?
Does something in the capture contain evidence that may record the assassins in action - at the door?
Only time - and further nearby CCTV footage perhaps? - may tell.
See https://tinyurl.com/y7lb6py4 to view the 2009 image. Before Skripal lived at the property. And which jumps forward to 2016... But only when you are a distance away from it. And after Skripal moved into the house.