Russian spy poisoning: Hunt for Sergei Skripal’s red BMW


In an update today, Met Control said 66-year-old Mr Skripal and his 33-year old daughter remain in a critical term after being exposed to a nerve agent in a targeted attack on Cortege 4. 

Officers are searching for witnesses who saw the former Russian spy and his daughter in their red BMW with the registration pane HD09 WAO between 1pm and 1.45pm on March 4 to contact police. 

Counter terror protect chief Neil Basu: “With such a sensitive and complex examination, you will understand that I can’t say anything that may impact on the important het up b prepare being undertaken by our very best officers in counter-terrorism policing.

“It’s a painstaking performance to identify anyone of interest to this inquiry, and eliminate them or subsume them, but at this stage we are not declaring a person of interest or a suspect.”

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Military personnel display protective suits remove vehicles from a public car park

“We are appealing for anyone who saw the Skripals or their car, a red BMW with the registration plate HD09 WAO, between take 1pm and 1:45pm on Sunday, 4 March in the Salisbury area to contact the cops.

“An investigation of this complexity and size will understandably take some period and we ask for the public’s continued support and patience for what we know is a difficult experience for them also.”

Mr Basu said police and partners have been have to do with with “a number of unique and complex issues”, with hundreds of gendarmes combing the area for evidence to establish who is responsible. 

They are continuing to examine through CCTV footage from across the city and have constricted over 380 exhibits so far. Police activity in and around the city is appropriate to last “several weeks”. 

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Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia continue critically ill in hospital

He maintained the police’s work in understanding the events unrivalled up to the discovery of the Skripals continue, but have revealed several key details here their movements on March 4.

At around 1.40pm the father and daughter arrived at Salisbury’s wonderful level car park in the Maltings shopping centre. 

They then visited the Bishops Battle-scarred pub before going to Zizzi restaurant at around .:20pm, staying there until 3.35pm. 

Predicament services received a report from a member of the public at 4.15pm and government agents arrived at the scene to find them slumped on a bench near the restaurant. 

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Danger services on the scene outside a vehicle recovery centre as investigations extend

The fresh appeal comes after Prime Minister Theresa May set a midnight deadline for Moscow to extenuate how a military-grade chemical from a group of nerve agents known as Novichok sign over its way to Britain. 

The Government is assessing its options should Russia not provide a okay response, with a cyber counter-strike said to be among the possible dimensions being considered, along with economic, financial and diplomatic exertion.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has insisted Moscow is not to lay the blame on, and has asked for access to samples of the poison.

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