A RUSSIAN double-agent and his daughter were attacked with NERVE AGENT in Salisbury, England local Police have confirmed.
The attempted murder of Sergei Skripal, a former Russian spy has shocked the country, with blame being directed towards Russia.
Tory MP and ex-Army man Bob Seely said: “In my mind now, there is now no doubt this was a hit ordered by Putin, and by using something complex they’re effectively showing off.
“We’re now in public execution territory. The Russians are basically saying, they don’t care who knows it was them. It is a very alarming development.”
Skripal, his daughter and a Wiltshire Police officer, who was first on the scene are all in a coma in hospital according to Sky News sources.
Terror police are leading the investigation and Met Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said: “We are now treating this as a major incident involving an attempted murder by the administration of a nerve agent.
“We believe the two people who originally became unwell were targeted specifically.”
Russia has denied any involvement but UK Foreign Secretary said: “we will respond robustly” if the attack is found to be “the result of hostile activity by another government”.
Hundreds of police officers are working on the case, examining thousands of hours of CCTV footage, and they will remain in Salisbury for several days, Mr Rowley said.