Traces of poison found in Salisbury restaurant where Skripal and his daughter had dinner
The place has been closed and sealed, investigators are working on the spot.
In Zizi restaurant in the British town of Salisbury, forensic experts have discovered traces of a nerve agent that had been used to poison former GRU (Main Military Intelligence Directorate) officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yuliya. This is reported by BBC citing the police.
The publication notes that the traces were found in that part of the restaurant where there was Skripal’s table. It was also found that no other restaurant visitors were poisoned. Now Zizi is sealed; investigators continue working on the scene. In addition, Skripal’s house, Bishopʼs Mill pub, and the bench in the park, where the poisoned father and daughter were found, are also sealed.
Earlier, the media reported that the infected vehicles, ambulances and other items in which possible traces of poisonous substances may have remained, were evacuated for examination in a military laboratory. In addition, the site of the Salisbury Cemetery, where Skripal’s relatives are buried, is cordoned off; people wearing biological protection suits surround it.
To recall, GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found unconscious with signs of poisoning on a bench in a park on March 4. They were hospitalized and are now in a coma. Doctors say the condition of the victims is serious but stable. The police found that Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent. In addition, about 20 people also suffered from the poison, including the police officer, who was the first to arrive at the scene and visit Skripal’s house. A criminal case of Attempted Murder has been initiated following the poisoning.