Porton Down boss tells @skynews not yet able to establish where #salisbury #poisoning nerve agent came from ie can’t confirm it was Russia
— Kay Burley (@KayBurley) April 3, 2018
The lab’s boss says a “state actor” made the novichok and also rubbishes claims that it could have come from his facility.
Scientists from Porton Down have not been able to establish where the novichok nerve agent used to poison Sergei and Yulia Skripal was made.
Gary Aitkenhead, chief executive of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) at Porton Down, told Sky News they were not yet able to prove it was made in Russia.
He said: “We were able to identify it as novichok, to identify that it was military-grade nerve agent.
“We have not identified the precise source, but we have provided the scientific info to government who have then used a number of other sources to piece together the conclusions you have come to.”
— AFP news agency (@AFP) April 3, 2018
Yulia Skripal was poisoned ‘days after gaining access to a secret £150,000 bank account belonging to her dead brother’
Yulia Skripal was poisoned with a nerve agent just days after gaining access to a £150,000 ‘secret bank account’ with proceeds from a house sale in Britain, it has emerged.
The money had belonged to her brother Alexander who died in mysterious circumstances in St Petersburg last year.