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Police Officer critically injured after targeted nerve agent attack on former Russian Spy

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Police Officer has been left critically injured after a targeted attack on a Russian double agent and his daughter who feel critically ill in Wiltshire were exposed to a nerve agent.

A member of public found Sergei and Yulia Skripal were found slumped on a bench in Salisbury, which is now being treated as attempted murder.

The police officer who was the first on the scene condition is worsening and Met Police Assistant commissioner Mark Rowley said his condition was now critical.

Counter-terror police are continuing their investigation and have urged any members of the public who visited Salisbury town centre on Sunday to come forward.

Police have made a fresh appeal for witnesses and maintain that they do not believe there is a risk to the wider public.

Counter-terror police took over the investigation from Wiltshire Police on Tuesday owing to the incident’s “unusual circumstances”.

Key updates from the Met Police Press Conference.

Police confirm this was a nerve agent attack.

Police officer who was the first responder is now in a critical condition

Attack is being treated as attempted murder

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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