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Russian spy poisoning hits 21 people


THE brazen nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in a UK holiday town has affected 21 people, it has been revealed.

Ex-spy Sergei Skripal, his daughter and a British police officer who tried to help them remain in hospital after the poisoning in the southern English city of Salisbury.

The pair were found unconscious on a bench in the medieval town on Sunday.

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Authorities haven’t said who launched the attack, but UK officials have warned of a strong response if the Russian government is found to be responsible.

“Multiple people have been treated, around 21 people, including the man and the woman found on the bench,” Wiltshire acting police chief Kier Pritchard told Sky News.

Pritchard said that “a number” of them got hospital treatment including blood tests, support and advice.

Previously, authorities had said only that “several” people had sought treatment.

Police haven’t provided…

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/national/russian-spy-nerve-agent-attack-affected-21-people-in-uk/news-story/9a81268e204b4f827669db4b59d71bbb

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