United Kingdom home secretary visits city where ex-Russian spy poisoned

United Kingdom home secretary visits city where ex-Russian spy poisoned

A vehicle recovery centre is being searched as part of the latest investigation into the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy.

Commentators will inevitably look to compare this incident with the fatal poisoning of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006, who had Polonium 210, a radioactive substance - rather than a nerve agent - administered in a cup of tea.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has described the attack as "outrageous".

The Independent understands that units from the Army, RAF and Navy are being deployed alongside experts in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) warfare. But British health authorities say there is little risk to the wider public.

Another Russian exile, Valery Morozov, told British media that he had not stopped his espionage activities and was working in cyber-security.

The Skripals remain remain in a critical condition in hospital five days after the attack when they were found slumped on a bench at a shopping centre in the city, some 80 miles southwest of London. The officer has been named as police sergeant Nick Bailey.

Director of nursing Lorna Wilkinson said Mr Bailey was in a serious but stable condition.

The Foreign Secretary told MPs on Tuesday it is "very hard to imagine how United Kingdom representation at that event could go ahead in the normal way", if there is shown to be state responsibility around Skripal and his daughter who were found unconscious in a shopping centre in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on Monday.

Military personnel have been called in to assist in the investigation.

Britain's chief medical officer, Sally Davies, said on March 8 that the general public was not necessarily at high risk, but experts said nerve agents are unsafe and extremely volatile.

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But the public is being told not to be alarmed.

Ms Rudd visited some of the sites cordoned off by counter-terrorism police in Salisbury on Friday.

"We are committed to doing all we can to bring the perpetrators to justice - whoever they are and wherever they may be".

On Thursday, the Home Secretary revealed a police officer who rushed to help is awake and talking in hospital.

On Thursday, new police cordons were erected around the gravestone of Mr Skripal's wife Liudmila, who was buried in 2012, and the memorial stone of his son, Alexander, who was cremated previous year.

Sergei spent four years in jail in Russia after he was found guilty in 2006 of being a double agent and divulging Russian secrets to MI6, U.K.'s foreign intelligence service. Hundreds of detectives from the counterterrorism team have been working "around the clock" to investigate the incident, according to a police report. It's nearly like an act of war. By analysing the agent used in this case it may be possible to trace the country - or even the lab - in which it was made.

The UK is preparing retaliatory measures if it's shown that Russian Federation was responsible for the attack on Skripal who had settled in Salisbury, southern England after a spy swap in 2010.

As the UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson spoke earlier this week in the House of the Commons, he drew parallels between the cases of Skripal and Litvinenko, who lived in a self-imposed exile in London from 2001 and until his weird death at the end of 2006.

"But in order to conduct such cases, it is necessary not to immediately run out on TV screens with unfounded allegations", Lavrov was quoted as saying by Russian state news agency Tass in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

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