Hazmat teams back at The Maltings in Salisbury

Hazmat teams back at The Maltings in Salisbury

Published by The Spire FM News Team at 2:53pm 8th March 2018. (Updated at 11:46am 19th April 2018)

Specialist officers continue investigating the suspected poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter.

Hazmat police teams are back in Salisbury's Maltings shopping centre this afternoon (2.45pm Thurs 8th March).

It's as specialist officers continue investigating the suspected poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter.

A highly toxic nerve agent was used to try and murder Sergei and Yulia Skripal on Sunday (4th March).

Both remain in a critical condition at Salisbury District Hospital.

Salisbury Spy Maltings Hasmat Team

Officers wearing 'hazardous material' protective suits have been seen working around a small 'tent' covering a park bench.

Fire crews have also been seen inspecting the contents of a large yellow 'barrel' into which something had been placed.

A Salisbury policeman, who was also poisoned, is now stable and conscious in hospital.

Counter-terrorism officers are working to find the origin of the chemical.

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The Police investigation is narrowing its focus on the reasons behind the poison attack.

Part of Salisbury's London Road cemetery has been cordoned this afternoon as attention turns to Sergei & Yulia Skripal's family connections: www.spirefm.co.uk/news/local-news

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