Ex-Russian Who Spied For UK Critically Ill After Exposure To 'Unknown Substance'

A Russian inhabitant vital in a U.K. after his 2010 recover by Moscow on charges of espionage for Britain, is critically ill after being unprotected to an “unknown substance” over a weekend, a BBC reports.

Sergei Skripal, 66, fell ill in a Salisbury, Wiltshire, selling mall on Sunday.

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In 2006, Skirpal, a late troops comprehension colonel, was jailed for 13 years after he was convicted of handing over to MI6 a identities of Russian spies operative clandestine in Europe during a 1990s. Russian prosecutors charged that he had taken tens of thousands of pounds from a British view agency.

He was one of a handful of prisoners expelled by Russia as partial of a barter in 2010.

A lady concomitant Skripal on Sunday, who is unclear though suspicion to be in her 30s, also fell ill during a same time and is being treated during a internal hospital.

“The pair, who we trust are famous to any other, did not have any manifest injuries and were taken to Salisbury District Hospital,” Wiltshire Police proxy Assistant Chief Constable Craig Holden said. “They are now being treated for suspected bearing to an different substance. Both are now in a vicious condition in complete care.”

The Telegraph reports: “It is suspicion a span might have been unprotected to a absolute fake drug, Fentanyl, that is adult to 10,000 times some-more absolute than heroin and has been related to scores of deaths in a UK.”

According to a BBC:

“Police are questioning either a crime has been committed, following a occurrence that began during 16:15 GMT on Sunday during a Maltings selling centre in executive Salisbury.

An area around a Maltings selling centre and several other tools of a city were cordoned off as teams in full protecting rigging used hoses to fumigate a street.”

However, Holden pronounced it was “still during a really early stages of a review [and] we are incompetent to discern either or not a crime has taken place.”

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