9 Mar 2018

Salisbury spy investigation: Army called in

In Salisbury, the search continues for the source of the nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia. They remain in hospital in a “very serious” condition five days on.

The Ministry of Defence has sent in 180 specialist personnel and equipment to support the police investigation. They’re tasked with removing vehicles and objects due to fears of contamination.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd visited Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, the Wiltshire police officer, in hospital. He is said to be in very serious, but stable condition.