SECURITY videos showing the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader being attacked at a Malaysian airport and the two suspects hurrying away afterwards were presented at their murder trial yesterday.

Kim Jong Nam was seen arriving at the departure hall of the Kuala Lumpur international airport the morning of February 13 and moving to a check-in area.

A woman identified in court as Vietnamese suspect Doan Thi Huong approaches Kim at the check-in counter and clasps both hands on his face from behind.

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Police officer Wan Azirul Nizam Che Wan Aziz testified that the second suspect, Indonesian Siti Aisyah, cannot be seen attacking Kim, but identified her as a person seen in the video running away.

Wan Azirul told the court Huong appeared “aggressive” and did not apologise to Kim like she did to another person she approached in a similar manner two days earlier.

That encounter was described as a practice session for smearing Kim’s face with VX nerve agent, the court was told.

Both women are seen hurrying to separate bathrooms, holding their hands away from their bodies as if to avoid contact. Scientists had testified earlier that VX could be removed safely by careful hand-washing.

Defence lawyers have said Huong and Aisyah were duped into believing they were playing a harmless prank for a TV show.