Britain Sends Specialist Troops To City Where Russian Double Agent Poisoned

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Forensic teams were seen at the graves of Skripal's wife and son.

The military was set to "remove a number of vehicles and objects from the scene in Salisbury town center", police said, adding the public should not be alarmed. Skripal's wife passed away from cancer in 2012 at the age of 60.

According to Liudmila's death certificate, she died of cancer in 2012 at 59, while Alexander, 34, died in March past year in St. Petersburg amid unknown circumstances, the Guardian reported. It is expected that it could provide the government, and the poisoning was an assassination attempt.

Police extended the cordon around the modest suburban home of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, the quiet city in southwestern England where he and his daughter Yulia were found slumped on a bench on Sunday.

The police later announced that the two had been poisoned with a nerve agent hard to produce outside a government laboratory, heightening suspicions that Russian Federation had played a role.

He said Russian Federation was ready to assist "any investigation" but that it was "not necessary to hurl unfounded accusations on TV".

The troops include Royal Marines, RAF and chemical specialists, are understood to have been deployed.

"What we see is only news reports. saying that if it is Russian Federation, then a response is going to be given that Russian Federation is going to remember forever".

Many have speculated that Russia was behind the poisoning of Skripal, who served as an officer of the Russian military intelligence service in the mid-1990s when he was recruited by British MI6 spies. He was convicted in Russian Federation of spying for Britain before he was granted refuge in the UK after a high-profile spy swap in 2010 between the United States and Russian Federation.

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Pritchard identified a 38-year-old policeman who was poisoned, after visiting him in hospital on Thursday, saying he remained in serious condition but was "conscious, talking and engaging with people".

Much attention was focused Friday on Skripal's red brick home.

The Russian spy's daughter who was caught up in a poisoning attack in Salisbury had "not done anything to deserve" her illness, her friend has said.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd will chair a meeting of the Government's Cobra committee at 3pm on Saturday to receive updates on the police case, Downing Street said.

"So there may be some clues floating around in here".

Police say they know the nerve agent used in the attack, but have declined to say what it was or how they suspect it was administered. Unlike radioactive poisons, nerve agents dissipate quickly. But analysts say that if it is rare, it could help to narrow down which laboratory it was made in.

"The use of a nerve agent on United Kingdom soil is a brazen and reckless act". "You don't get nerve agent down at the freezer of Morrisons", he told Sky News, referring to a British grocery store. Anti-contamination measures have been taken at places the father and daughter visited before they fell ill.

The Kremlin, which denies any involvement, says it resents the finger-pointing and suspicions that Russian Federation played a role.

On Friday, Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov said Russia was ready to assist "any investigation" but that it was "not necessary to hurl unfounded accusations on TV".