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The Russian spy, Sergei Skripal and his daughter were dining at a restaurant when they were overcome by what looks to be a nerve gas poison such as VX or sarin. They were found unconscious in a restaurant.
The Russian spy at the centre of a poison plot was pictured raising a toast with his daughter in the Zizzi restaurant which has been cordoned off by police.
Sergei Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia smiled for the camera while holding glasses of lager and wine inside the Italian chain.
The pair went for a meal at the same restaurant before they were attacked with a nerve agent in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on Sunday.
The photograph of them smiling in Zizzi was taken by a mystery man and is part of a collection of images detailing Mr Skripal’s life in the UK.
Pictures in the album suggest he was not afraid of enjoying his time in Britain as he is seen supping beer in pubs and restaurants in the city.
It comes as a source said investigators are understood to be moving away from the theory that a nerve agent was sprayed directly at Skripal.
Nerve gas possibly added to Sergei Skripal and daughter’s food/drink
They are believed to be focusing more on the possibility that poison was added to his food or drink at some point before he collapsed.
And it has now emerged that Mr. Skripal was so fond of Britain that he hung a Union Jack flag in a window at his home.
The large flag covered a whole window and showed that he was a true lover of the country he had passed information on to while a senior official in the Russian secret service.
Police today extended the cordon around the cul-de-sac at Mr. Skripal’s home from 50 yards to 150 yards. Residents were still allowed access to their homes but there was no view point directly to the house.
This followed the arrival of several vehicles from South West Ambulance Service, including three incident response vehicles.
Sergei Skripal’s daughter may have brought nerve agent in from a gift
Meanwhile, claims suggest Yulia may have unwittingly brought the nerve agent with her from Moscow in a gift.
Investigators are said to be probing whether Yulia could have brought the toxin with her from Russia as a present from friends for her father.
She could have then opened it when the pair were out together in Salisbury on Sunday afternoon – at either a pub, Zizzi restaurant or the city’s shopping centre.
Police said a nerve agent was used to deliberately poison the Skripals – and both are in comas fighting for their lives along with a policeman who was first on the scene.
Nerve agent deliberately used to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter
Mr Skripal and his daughter are in a critical condition after they were ‘specifically targeted’ with a deadly substance in the middle of Salisbury city centre in Wiltshire.
It is also been revealed that a police officer who was among the first on the scene and found the pair slumped on a bench is in a ‘very serious’ condition in hospital.
All three are believed to be in comas in intensive care following exposure to the nerve agent on Sunday.
Last night a source told The Times that the feeling was Mr. Skripal ‘was not going to make it’, while the prognosis for his daughter was slightly better and the policeman was less seriously ill.
The police officer, Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey who was poisoned by a nerve agent in the attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter is sitting up and talking in hospital as the hunt continues for the culprits.
Along with Sergei Skripal – 21 people also affected by nerve agent
“We’ve had multiple officers involved, there’s been a total of 21 people including the main two index patients…a number of those have been through the hospital treatment process,” Kier Pritchard, the force’s temporary Chief Constable added.
“They’re having blood tests, they’ve having treatment, support and advice provided.”
After visiting DS Bailey in the intensive care unit, where his wife was by his bedside, the officer said: “I’ve known Nick for many years, he’s a great character, he’s a huge presence in Wiltshire Police – well liked, well loved, a massively dedicated officer.
Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia remain in intensive care in hospital and authorities have not said whether they can recover.
Amber Rudd told the House of Commons both remain unconscious, in a critical but stable condition.
“The officer was one of the first responders on Sunday, acting selflessly to help others,” the Home Secretary said. “The latest update from the hospital is that the officer remains serious but stable and is conscious, talking and engaging.”
Whitehall officials were drawing up a list of Russian officials they could expel from the country if it emerged Moscow was behind the assassination attempt.
Nerve agents – HIGHLY TOXIC
Nerve agents are highly toxic chemicals that attack the nervous system and shut down bodily functions.
Speaking outside Scotland Yard on Wednesday, head of counter terrorism policing, Mark Rowley revealed government experts have identified the specific nerve agent that was used, but would not be making that information public.
Police are mounting a massive investigation to establish how the former Russian double agent and his daughter were targeted and who was responsible.
Resource: Daily Mail