Leak at Porton Down lab may be behind UK nerve-agent poisonings – Russian embassy

A leak at the Porton Down secret laboratory may explain the nerve agent poisonings in Britain, as both cases happened in nearby Salisbury and Amesbury, the Russian embassy in the UK has said. The embassy was asked by the media to comment on Friday’s announcement by the UK police that a small bottle they found […]

UK medics treated Skripals for opioid overdose until Porton Down tests showed nerve agent poisoning

The medical team at Sainsbury Hospital were treating the Skripals for opioid overdose without any extra precautions, until UK chemical weapon experts “confirmed” nerve agent poisoning and “advised” them on treatment, BBC reports. Staff at Salisbury District Hospital say that former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, who were found unconscious on a […]

Porton Down revelations: How they affect Skripal case, Russia and Theresa May

The first direct statements from the lab responsible for testing the substance involved in the Skripal poisoning case sounded less certain than those of politicians, and appeared to cast doubt on the words of Boris Johnson. What has the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) at Porton Down confirmed? The “military-grade nerve agent” used to […]

MPs retweet claim that Porton Down scientists can’t identify nerve agent as Russian

Several MPs have retweeted claims that scientists at the British lab investigating the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter are actually struggling to identify the source of the nerve agent used. Craig Murray, the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan turned blogger, wrote on his website that scientists at Porton Down, the center responsible […]