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World UK home secretary visits city where ex-Russian spy poisoned

12:50  09 march  2018
12:50  09 march  2018 Source:   ap.org

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LONDON – The British official in charge of public safety is visiting the area in the English city of Salisbury where a former Russian spy collapsed after he was targeted with an undisclosed nerve agent. Home Secretary Amber Rudd is in Salisbury on Friday following the attack on Sergei Skripal

LONDON (AP) — The British official in charge of public safety is visiting the area in the English city of Salisbury where a former Russian spy collapsed after he was targeted with an undisclosed nerve agent. Home Secretary Amber Rudd is in Salisbury on Friday following the attack on Sergei Skripal

Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd talks with Wiltshire Police Assistant Chief Constable Kier Pritchard during a visit to the scene at the Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found critically ill after exposure to a nerve agent, Friday March 9, 2018. Three people remain hospitalized Friday after the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal, his daughter Yulia and British police officer Nick Bailey who tried to help them.(Andrew Matthews/PA via AP) © The Associated Press Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd talks with Wiltshire Police Assistant Chief Constable Kier Pritchard during a visit to the scene at the Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found critically ill after exposure to a nerve agent, Friday March 9, 2018. Three people remain hospitalized Friday after the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal, his daughter Yulia and British police officer Nick Bailey who tried to help them.(Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)

LONDON — The British official in charge of public safety is visiting the area in the English city of Salisbury where a former Russian spy collapsed after he was targeted with an undisclosed nerve agent.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd is in Salisbury on Friday following the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter, who were found slumped on a park bench. Both remain in critical condition at a local hospital.

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

Wiltshire County police say that "around 21 people," including the Skripals, have received treatment following the attack. But British health authorities say there is little risk to the wider public.

Nerve agent planted in luggage of Russian agent's daughter: The Telegraph .
The military-grade nerve toxin that poisoned former Russian agent Sergei Skripal was planted in his daughter's suitcase before she left Moscow, The Telegraph newspaper reported, citing unidentified sources. Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found slumped unconscious on a bench outside a shopping center in the genteel southern English city of Salisbury on March 4. They have been in a critical condition in hospital ever since.Yulia Skripal flew to London from Russia on March 3, according to counter-terrorism police.

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