Yulia Skripal discharged from Salisbury District Hospital

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7:58am 10th April 2018
(Updated 2:59pm 10th April 2018)

The daughter of the Russian spy targeted in the spy poisoning has been discharged from Salisbury District Hospital.

Yulia Skripal, the victim of a nerve agent attack along with her father, Russian former spy Sergei Skripal, has made a rapid recovery.

A statement from her doctors this morning (Tuesday April 10th) has confirmed that she's well enough to have left hospital, but her treatment continues.

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Deputy Chief Executive of Salisbury District Hospital, Dr Christine Blanshard has been updating us on Yulia and Sergei's condition:

Yulia Skripal Dr Christine Blanshard Salisbury District Hospital
Director of Nursing at SDH, Lorna Wilkinson (left) and Medical Director Dr Christine Blanshard updating reporters

Ms Skripal, 33, and her father, 66, were found collapsed on a bench in Salisbury city centre more than five weeks ago.

They were contaminated by the nerve agent novichok, thought to have been smeared hours earlier on the handle of Mr Skripal's front door at his home on Christie Miller Road.

His daughter had arrived the day before on a visit from her home in Moscow.

In a statement last week, Yulia said she was getting stronger every day and the hospital said she could look forward to being discharged.

Her father Sergei is also no longer in a critical condition and recovering well at Salisbury District Hospital.

Salisbury's MP John Glen has tweeted about the news too: 

It's also being reported that Yulia is looking to get political asylum status to stay in the UK following the attack.

Her cousin revealed that while appearing on a Russian TV show.

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