21 people treated after nerve agent attack on former Russian spy

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on March 9 that Britain's warnings of retaliation if it is proven Russia was behind the poisoning of a double agent are propaganda and not serious.

Det Sgt Nick Bailey - who attended the scene on Sunday - is stable and conscious but is "very anxious" about being exposed to a nerve agent.

Scotland Yard said on Friday: "The Counter Terrorism Policing Network has requested assistance from the military to remove a number of vehicles and objects from the scene in Salisbury town centre as they have the necessary capability and expertise".

"Military assistance will continue as necessary during this investigation", they added, with media reporting 108 personnel may be involved, including Royal Marines and chemical speicliasts.

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.

Former Commissioner Ian Blair has backed calls from a senior Labour Party lawmaker to re-examine the deaths in light of the attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the city of Salisbury.

"This being treated as a major incident involving attempted murder by administration of a nerve agent", Rowley said but did not specifically mention the nerve agent.

On March 4, the local police said the 66-year-old man and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia were found unconscious on a bench near The Maltings shopping center in Salisbury, following exposure to an unknown nerve agent. Sgt. Nick Bailey fell ill after visiting Skripal's home, "whereas there was a doctor who looked after the patients in the open" who had not been affected. "There may be some clues floating around in here".

Home Secretary Amber Rudd with Wiltshire Police Assistant Chief Constable Kier Pritchard and MP for Salisbury and South Wiltshire John Glen
Image Home Secretary Amber Rudd with Wiltshire Police at the scene

Sergai Skripal was poisoned on Sunday.

"A well-equipped lab and a very experienced analytical chemist can do it, but it's not the sort of thing a chancer doing kitchen-sink chemistry can get away with", said chemical weapons expert Richard Guthrie. Skripal settled in Britain in 2010 as a part of the "Illegal Programme Spy Swap" between Moscow and London. He had been living quietly in Salisbury, a cathedral city 90 miles (140 kilometers) southwest of London.

The Financial Times said on Friday citing security officials that Skripal continued to provide information to western intelligence agencies after arriving in the United Kingdom in 2010.

Sky News' crime correspondent Martin Brunt said there are suggestions police believe the spy, his daughter and DS Bailey were poisoned at the Russian's home.

The U.K. has vowed to take strong action against whoever was responsible for the "brazen and reckless" attack.

"Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Tuesday that the Skripal case had "echoes" of the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB operative and a fierce critic of the Kremlin who died in 2006 after drinking tea that had been laced with radioactive polonium - a high-profile hit that a British investigation found was "probably approved" by Vladimir Putin himself". He noted that the investigation into Litvinenko's death was never completed, yet Russian Federation was blamed for it. Although the global community has accused Russian Federation of trying to "assassinate" Skripal and his daughter, President Vladimir Putin's spokesperson Dmitry Peshkov said that it was a tragic incident and Moscow had no information about him.

"This comes from one or two places in the world, and one of them is the Russians".

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