Britain will take 'robust action' over ex-spy attack - Rudd
11 March, 2018, 03:07 | Author: Orlando Hughes
It later emerged that they had been poisoned by a nerve agent sparking a large-scale investigation that has widened to include a number of sites around the centre of the city, a auto belonging to Skripal, and the graves of his wife and son, Alexandr.
Commentators said police were exploring the theory that the former Russian spy and his daughter, who was reportedly visiting from Moscow, were exposed to the nerve agent at the house.
It's the second such meeting for the COBRA (Cabinet Office Briefing Room A) committee in less than a week, as Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, remain in critical condition in hospital.
Almost a week has passed since father and daughter were found unconscious on a public bench in Salisbury in southern England last Sunday.
Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, who was part of the initial response by authorities, is also in a serious condition.
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Earlier this week, a spokesman for the Russian embassy in London described comments by UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson - who vowed a "robust response" in the event that state involvement was proved - as "strongly anti-Russian".
In a statement, he said he did not "consider himself a hero" and was "merely doing his job".
At the cemetery, a forensic tent was placed over a memorial stone for Skripal's son, Alexander, who was cremated past year after reportedly dying of liver problems at the age of 43. Skripal's wife, Lyudmila, 59, died of cancer in 2012. Also, the United Kingdom government deployed around 180 soldiers, including chemical warfare experts, to various locations around Salisbury. His son Alexander, 43, died past year.
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Much attention was focused Friday on Skripal's red brick home.
Kier Pritchard, temporary chief constable of Wiltshire police, which covers Salisbury, told Britain's Sky News on Thursday that "multiple" police officers and members of the public had been assessed by medics: "A number of those had been through the hospital treatment process, there have been blood tests and they're having treatment in terms of support and advice".
Other vehicles, including ambulances, were expected to be taken away for inspection on Saturday.
The man is believed to be Sergei Skripal, 66, who was granted refuge in the United Kingdom following a "spy swap" between the USA and Russian Federation in 2010.
Police are looking for clues to what sickened Skripal, 66, who in 2006 was convicted in Russian Federation of spying for Britain, and his daughter, Yulia, 33.
It has been suggested that Yulia may have unwittingly brought the nerve agent with her from Moscow in a gift.
The incident has been likened to the case of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, a critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who died in London in 2006 after drinking green tea laced with radioactive polonium-210.
The attack is being treated as attempted murder.
The Kremlin, which denies any involvement, says it resents the finger-pointing and suspicions that Russian Federation played a role.
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The Kremlin has denied any involvement in the incident and said anti-Russian hysteria was being whipped up by the British media. Det Sgt Nick Bailey - who attended the scene on Sunday - is conscious but "very anxious" about being exposed to a nerve agent .
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