Brit troops scour town after ex-spy, daughter poisoned

UK mulls response, steps up search in Russia spy mystery

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found unconscious on a bench near the River Avon in the city on Sunday.

The Counter-Terrorism Policing Network asked for the military's assistance to "remove a number of vehicles and objects from the scene in Salisbury town centre", London's Metropolitan Police said in a news release.

A spokesman said: 'The public should not be alarmed and the public health advice remains the same.

The military have been providing support since Friday and Rudd said the police would continue to be given all the resources they needed to conduct the investigation.

During a visit to Salisbury on Friday, Amber Rudd, Britain's home secretary, warned against jumping to conclusions.

TRT World's Sarah Morice has more.

Ian Blair, a former London police chief, told the BBC that Bailey had been to Skripal's home and had fallen ill, whereas a doctor who attended to the two Russians out in the open wasn't affected.

Russian Federation has denied any involvement in the attack that has left some 21 people needing medical treatment.

Britain authorities investigating the poisoning of a former Russian spy, Sergei V. Skripal, and his daughter visited the graves of Skripal's wife and son in the cathedral town of Salisbury, England, on Friday.

The grave of Skripal's wife, Liudmila, who died in 2012 from cancer, was also sealed off.

A local restaurant and pub have been searched and remain closed to the public.

British officials say Skripal and his daughter were exposed to a rare nerve agent of undetermined origin.Their prognosis is unclear and officials have not said if they have suffered irreversible damage.

Sergei Skripal, a retired Russian colonel recruited by British intelligence in the mid-1990s, was brought to the United Kingdom in a spy swap in 2010. AP.

In 2006, Skripal was sentenced in Russia to 13 years in prison for cooperating with the UK Secret Intelligence Service MI6 and transferring names of Russian intelligence agents working undercover in Europe.

He was pardoned in 2010 before being flown to Britain.

Sarah Bailey, from Waters Road, Salisbury, said DS Bailey was involved in a case with her a few years ago.

The police have dismissed the media reports on exhumation to Sputnik, while the Russian Justice Ministry, responsible for issuing authorization for such procedures, confirmed that it did not grant any licenses for exhumation. However, British Foreign Secretary urged "not to jump to conclusions".

It could also choose to impose sanctions of its own against the many Kremlin-linked officials with investments or family ties in London.

"We are accused not only of this, but of everything that, in the view of our Western partners, is wrong on this plant", said foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

On Wednesday, however, Russian state TV presenter Kirill Kleimyonov had appeared to deliver a veiled warning, saying: "Don't choose England as your future country of residence. whether you are a professional traitor to the motherland or whether you hate your country in your spare time".

The attack is being treated as attempted murder.

"It is possible that it is related to the elections in Russia or that it is part of a battle between the elites within the security services, to send messages either to the English or to the Russian elites", he said.

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