Prince Charles meets poisoned Salisbury police officer

HRH Prince of Wales Prince Charles Royal Visit (Ellie Harries)

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 2:47pm 22nd June 2018. (Updated at 3:14pm 22nd June 2018)

His Royal Highness met with Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey as part of a visit to our city.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have met with the Salisbury police officer left seriously ill after responding to the nerve agent attack in our city.

The royal couple had a private meeting with Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey (pictured below) and his family as part of their visit to Salisbury today ( 22nd June).

Det Sgt Nick Bailey came into contact with Novichok at the Skripal's home in Christie Miller Road.


DS Nick Bailey (Wiltshire Police)

The officer, from Alderholt, spent three weeks in Salisbury District Hospital before being discharged and is still recovering from his ordeal.

Wiltshire's police and crime commissioner, Angus Macpherson, told Spire FM:

"I thought it was very nice that Charles and Camilla met with Nick Bailey and his family." 

Prince Charles also met other police officers first on the scene on that fateful day on March 4th.

Wiltshire's Chief Constable, Kier Pritchard, was touched with the royal response. 

"He was full of recognition for how our force responded with what became a local, national then a global incident.

It's an absolute privilege for me to be able to take back to my force what he said, it's a really proud moment. "

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