Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Britain deploys specialist troops to Salisbury where Russian double agent, daughter poisoned

Sergeant Nick Bailey and Salisbury REUTERS PA HERO COP Sergeant Nick Bailey rushed to the aid of stricken Russian spy Sergei Skripal
Jay Anderson | 10 March, 2018, 01:53

Around 180 troops, including Royal Marines, RAF and chemical specialists, are understood to have been deployed. The military was asked to help as they have "the necessary capability and expertise".

A spokesman said: "The public should not be alarmed and the public health advice remains the same".

'Military assistance will continue as necessary during this investigation'.

Police have cordoned off the bench where the pair were found, as well as an Italian restaurant and a pub they visited before their collapse.

The two pair remain in "a very serious condition" in hospital after they were found slumped on a park bench in Salisbury on Sunday evening.

British experts have identified the substance used, which will help identify the source of the nerve agent.

Officers also sealed off the gravestone of Mr Skripal's wife Liudmila, who was buried there in 2012.

Earlier, the Home Secretary revealed that a police officer hospitalised after responding to the attack is now "talking and engaging".

The Home Secretary urged caution on speculation about who is responsible.

Mary Dejevsky, a former foreign correspondent, said she was shocked at "how far people have gone in implicating Russian Federation before there is the slightest bit of proof".

'But let's give the police the time and space to actually conduct their investigation'.

Sergeant Nick Bailey
NC WILTSHIRE POLICE Sergeant Nick Bailey remains in a serious condition in hospital

Prime Minister Theresa May said her thoughts were with Det Sgt Bailey, adding: "The events of Sunday are a stark reminder, if ever one was needed, of the risky situations our emergency services face, and the dedication and courage they display every day in order to keep us safe".

She added, "In terms of further options, that will have to wait until we're absolutely clear what the consequences could be and what the actual source of this nerve agent has been".

Kier Pritchard, chief constable for Wiltshire Police, confirmed that Sergeant Bailey was "stable and conscious" at Salisbury district hospital.

They remain in a very serious condition.

"We should be finding culprits, not second guessing Russian Federation before we've got any evidence at all", she told Sky News. "I am grateful for the work that the local community are giving them".

"I'm massively proud of what Nick did and all of my staff on that night, they did a first-class job".

Police have cordoned off sites including ex-spy Sergei Skripal's house, a vehicle, the cemetery where his wife is buried, a restaurant and a pub. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia is blamed for everything that goes wrong on the planet, and noted that no facts had been presented to suggest any Russian involvement.

In a secret trial at a Moscow military court, he confessed to his treachery and to selling the names, addresses and codenames of several dozen Russian agents to MI6, Russian media said when his conviction was announced in 2006.

Existing sanctions are already a real "problem" for Russia because London has become "a hub for Russian money abroad", he said.

"We will do what is appropriate, we will do what is right, if it is proved to be the case that this is state-sponsored". British police are investigating the possibility that the Russian state was behind the poisoning.

"We don't know exactly what has taken place in Salisbury, but if it's as bad as it looks, it is another crime in the litany of crimes that we can lay at Russia's door", Johnson told the British parliament.




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