Thursday 26 April 2018

Officer may have carried trace of nerve agent home

The car of Det Sgt Nick Bailey is removed on the back of an army lowloader at his home in Dorset. Photo: PA
The car of Det Sgt Nick Bailey is removed on the back of an army lowloader at his home in Dorset. Photo: PA

Patrick Sawer

Concern for the family of the police officer who went to the aid of the poisoned Russian spy has grown after army and police sealed off his street and began work to remove his car for examination.

Speculation grew that detective sergeant Nick Bailey may have carried traces of the nerve agent Novichok home with him after attempting to resuscitate Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

Soldiers set up tents and began unloading equipment such as boxes and tables on a village green yards from his semi-detached house in a quiet cul-de-sac yesterday.

Firefighters in protection suits were seen preparing to begin the operation to remove the officer's family car, which may have also been driven by his wife Sarah (37), on to a low-loader.

Residents were being allowed to and from their homes, but only accompanied by a police officer.

DS Bailey is described as in a stable condition recovering from the effects of the nerve agent.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May greets people after visiting the scene where former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found after they were poisoned with a nerve agent, in Salisbury. Photo: Reuters
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May greets people after visiting the scene where former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found after they were poisoned with a nerve agent, in Salisbury. Photo: Reuters

His neighbours expressed alarm yesterday at the latest turn of events. There were questions as to why it had taken more than a week since the attack for DS Bailey's car to be removed. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Sergei Skripal
Sergei Skripal
Yulia Skripal. Photo: AP
Yulia Skripal. Photo: AP

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