Posted on March 5, 2018
Sergei Skripal, who is 66, was granted refuge in the UK following a “spy swap” between the US and Russia in 2010. Police declared a major incident on Sunday after he and a woman became ill at a shopping centre in Salisbury. The substance has not been identified. Police are investigating whether a crime has been committed, following the incident which began at 16:15 GMT on Sunday at the Maltings shopping centre in central Salisbury. Col Skripal, who is a retired Russian military intelligence colonel, was jailed for 13 years in 2006 for spying for Britain.