Pinterest Yulia Skripal is seen in the middle in her school photo. At the moment the key is, though, to get to the bottom of what caused this. We are speaking to witnesses, we are taking forensic samples at the scene, we are doing toxicology work.
That will help us get to an answer. I think we have to remember that Russian exiles are not immortal, they do all die and there can be a tendency for some conspiracy theories. But likewise we have to be alive to the fact of state threats, as illustrated by the Litvinenko case. Cain Prince, 28, said: It was the only image they took away. They wanted a list of everyone in the gym between 3pm and 4pm as well.
For more than five years he has been living quietly — though not hidden — in a modern red-brick home close to the city centre. Neighbour James Puttock said Skripal had lived in the area for more than seven years.
He was very quiet, Puttock said. Police have been here since Sunday afternoon. When he moved in he invited us all over for a housewarming party — I imagine he invited the whole street. A passerby, Freya Church, said: He was doing some strange hand movements, looking up to the sky.
I felt anxious, like I should step in but they looked so out of it. They looked like they had been taking something quite strong. Public Health England radiation and toxicology experts were called in to help. Poisoned umbrellas and polonium: Skripal is a former Russian army colonel who was convicted of passing the identities of Russian agents working undercover in Europe to MI6 in He arrived in the UK as part of a high-profile spy swap in It had been assumed that Skripal had been given a new identity, home, and pension.
Liudmila, whose maiden name was Koshelnik, and Yulia lived at the same four-bed semi-detached house in Salisbury, according to the certificate.