BRITISH POLICE OFFICER HARMED BY NERVE AGENT IN RUSSIAN SPY POISONING PROBE IS NOW TALKING

March 08, 2018 - 50 views

BRITISH POLICE OFFICER HARMED BY NERVE AGENT IN RUSSIAN SPY POISONING PROBE IS NOW TALKING

A British police officer who was harmed by a nerve agent used in an attack on a Russian ex-spy is now able to talk to people although his condition remains serious.

Former double agent Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found unconscious on Sunday on a bench in the southern English city of Salisbury and have been in a critical condition in hospital since then. An unnamed police officer who was at the scene was also hospitalised.

 

“I heard this morning from the head of counter terrorism policing that he (the police officer) is at least engaging with, talking to, people, but that doesn’t mean that his situation isn’t serious," Home Secretary Amber Rudd told reporters.

 

"It remains serious. He’s not in intensive care but it is a serious situation.”

 

Rudd, who declined to give any further details on the exact nature of the nerve agent used, said Britons should keep a cool head in reacting to the attack and wait for conclusive evidence about what happened.

 

She said the authorities would have a plan to respond to the attack, once the facts were known. 

Published:  by Radio NewsHub

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