Military presence deployed on streets of Salisbury
Britain deployed specialist troops in Salisbury to help remove potentially contaminated objects where a Russian double agent and his daughter were poisoned.
Sergei Skripal, 66, who once passed Russian secrets to Britain, and his daughter Yulia, 33, have been in intensive care since they were found slumped unconscious on a bench on Sunday afternoon in the cathedral city of Salisbury.
Britain's interior minister Amber Rudd, who visited Salisbury on Friday, said they were both still in a very serious condition, five days after collapsing.
About 180 troops including some with chemical expertise had been sent to the city to remove ambulances and other vehicles involved in the incident and other objects, Britain's ministry of defence and police said.
"The public should not be alarmed," counter-terrorism police, who are leading the investigation, said in a statement.
"Military assistance will continue as necessary during this investigation."Published: by Radio NewsHub