Nerve agent attack on former Russian spy forces more than 20 people to seek medical treatment

Sergei Skripal and Yulia SkripalAbout 21 people received medical treatment and support following a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England, according to a British police official updating media on the fallout.

Key points:
Health officials insist the attack presents only a low risk to the public
Ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found on a bench on Sunday after being poisoned
UK officials have warned of a strong response if the Russian Government is found to be involved
Previously, authorities said only “several” people sought treatment.

Three people remain in hospital after the poisoning in the southern English city of Salisbury on Sunday; former Russian military intelligence service colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia โ€” who were found slumped unconcious on a bench outside a shopping centre โ€” and a British police officer who tried to help them.

Health officials insist the attack presents only a low risk to the public.

via Nerve agent attack on former Russian spy forces more than 20 people to seek medical treatment – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)