Scotland Yard give timeline of Salisbury spy poisoning

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2:45pm 13th March 2018
(Updated 5:45am 14th March 2018)

Metropolitan Police have released an official timeline of the events leading up to the attempted murder of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury.

Scotland Yard's Senior National Co-ordinator for counter-terrorism policing Neil Basu confirmed fresh details of the former Russian agent and his daughters whereabouts leading up to them being found slumped on a bench in the Maltings.

Salisbury Spy Timeline of Events March 2018

  • Saturday 3rd March, 14:40 - Yulia Skripal arrives at Heathrow Airport on a flight from Russisa
  • Sunday 4th Match, 13:40 - Sergei and Yulia arrived at the Sainsbury's upper level car park in The Maltings
  • The pair go to The Mill pub in Salisbury, 
  • Approx 14.20 - The father and daughter eat at Zizzi restaurant on Castle Street
  • 15:35 - They leave the restaurant
  • 16:15 - Emergency services are called by a member of the public to the bench where Sergei and Yulia are slumped on a bench

Counter terrorism chief Neil Basu had this update: 

The Metropolitan Police have since issued an updated statement on the investigation:

Police want to hear from anyone who may have seen Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in his red BMW car, registration HD09 WAO, between 13:00 and 14:45 in Salisbury on Sunday 4th March.

Spy Incident - Sergei Skripal suspected BMW at Ashley Wood Recovery (Spire FM)
A red BMW pictured at Ashley Wood on Wednesday

If you have any images or footage that might help the inquiry you can upload them to the secure police image appeal website

Police are urging anyone with any information to contact police on 101

A Red BMW at Ashley Wood, Salisbury on Thurs 8th March
Police removed a number of vehicles from Ashley Wood on Thursday


Scotland Yard has confirmed today that 38 people have been seen by medics in relation to the incident.

34 people have since been released, 3 are still in hospital and 1 patient is currently under outpatient care.

Alongside Sergei and Yulia, Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey also remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition. 

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