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Policeman says he was petrified after being exposed to Novichok

The policeman who was left critically ill after the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal has said he was petri..

By admin , in England , at November 23, 2018

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The policeman who was left critically ill after the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal has said he was petrified when he found out he had also been exposed to the nerve agent.

Wiltshire Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey may have come into contact with deadly Novichok when he and two colleagues searched the home of ex-KGB spy Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, in Salisbury on March 5.

Speaking to the BBC Panorama programme, Mr Bailey also said he was angered that such a substance had been used because it potentially put innocent people at risk.

Image of Det Sgt Nick Bailey - The police officer who was poisoned in the attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal has told how his family lost their home and all their possessions after he was contaminated with Novichok. In his first interview since it happened, Det Sgt Nick Bailey told the BBC: "Everything the kids owned, we lost all that, the cars, we lost everything." Det Sgt Bailey came into contact with the nerve agent after being sent to the Skripals' home, where it had been sprayed on the door handle. A perfume bottle containing the substance was later found in a bin, leading to the death of a woman who had sprayed the substance onto her wrists. Investigators now say the bottle contained enough Novichok to potentially kill thousands of people. Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were found seriously ill on a bench in Salisbury on the afternoon of Sunday 4 March. That night, Det Sgt Bailey and two colleagues were sent to their home, in a quiet suburb. Clad in full forensic suits, they were tasked with making sure there were no other casualties. Picture: BBC/Universal News And Sport (Europe) 22/11/2018

Wiltshire Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey may have come into contact with deadly Novichok when he and two colleagues searched the home of ex-KGB spy Sergei Skripal (Picture: BBC/ Universal News And Sport)

The Skripals were left fighting for their lives and Mr Bailey shortly afterwards knew something was very wrong when his pupils were like pin pricks and he became quite sweaty and hot, he told the programme.

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He thought he was just tired but the father-of-two worsened and was rushed to hospital.

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He recalls that everything was juddering, being unsteady and his whole body was dripping with sweat.

Mr Bailey told BBC Panorama: I didnt understand how it had happened, scared because its the fear of the unknown because its such a dangerous thing to have in your system.

Knowing how the other two (the Skripals) were or how badly theyd been affected by it, I was petrified.

Investigators discovered the Novichok had been sprayed on the door handle of the Skripals home.

Mr Bailey said: I dont know whether, if its gone through the gloves, I dont know whether, I mean, I could have adjusted my face mask and my goggles whilst I was in the house with it being on my hand.

Police officer poisoned by Novichok speaks out Rex Features Ltd. do not claim any Copyright or License of the attached image Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9452103r) DS Nick Bailey Former Russian spy critically ill after suspected poisoning, Salisbury, UK - 08 Mar 2018 Image issued by the police

He thought he was just tired but the father-of-two worsened and was rushed to hospital (Picture: REX)

Its such an outrageous, dangerous way of doing something that it angered me as well because any number of people could have been affected by that.

Mr Bailey was conscious during his time at Salisbury District Hospital, which included lots of injections plus five or six infusions at any one time in his arms.

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He recalls that one of the Skripals was in the next room and there was a police guard.

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He was discharged on March 22 and is now trying to take each day as it comes in case there are any long-term health issues to be dealt with.

Mr Bailey also said he was overwhelmed by the public support he has received.

The attack left Mr Skripal and his daughter critically ill and hospitalised for weeks.

Dawn Sturgess, 44, who was later exposed to the same nerve agent after handling a contaminated perfume dispenser, died in July.

Rex Features Ltd. do not claim any Copyright or License of the attached image Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9452103h) Sergei Skripal and Yulia Skripal Former Russian spy critically ill after suspected poisoning, Salisbury, UK - 08 Mar 2018 Photos are from an open social media site

The attack left Mr Skripal and his daughter critically ill and hospitalised for weeks (Picture: REX)

Her partner Charlie Rowley was discharged from hospital, three weeks after being exposed to the nerve agent.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon told Panorama that a significant amount of Novichok was found.

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When asked how many people it could have killed, he said: Its difficult to say, you know, possibly into the thousands.

The amount that was in the bottle and the way it was applied to the Skripals home address was completely reckless.

Prime Minister Theresa May told MPs on September 5 that two Russian nationals were suspected of travelling to the UK to try and murder Mr Skripal with Novichok.

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Evidence gathered by intelligence agencies led the Government to conclude the men were officers from the Russian military intelligence service, also known as the GRU.

A week later, Russian president Vladimir Putin publicly denied the men identified by the UK were responsible.

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Policeman says he was petrified after being exposed to Novichok

The policeman who was left critically ill after the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal has said he was petri..

By admin , in England , at November 23, 2018

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The policeman who was left critically ill after the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal has said he was petrified when he found out he had also been exposed to the nerve agent.

Wiltshire Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey may have come into contact with deadly Novichok when he and two colleagues searched the home of ex-KGB spy Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, in Salisbury on March 5.

Speaking to the BBC Panorama programme, Mr Bailey also said he was angered that such a substance had been used because it potentially put innocent people at risk.

Image of Det Sgt Nick Bailey - The police officer who was poisoned in the attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal has told how his family lost their home and all their possessions after he was contaminated with Novichok. In his first interview since it happened, Det Sgt Nick Bailey told the BBC: "Everything the kids owned, we lost all that, the cars, we lost everything." Det Sgt Bailey came into contact with the nerve agent after being sent to the Skripals' home, where it had been sprayed on the door handle. A perfume bottle containing the substance was later found in a bin, leading to the death of a woman who had sprayed the substance onto her wrists. Investigators now say the bottle contained enough Novichok to potentially kill thousands of people. Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were found seriously ill on a bench in Salisbury on the afternoon of Sunday 4 March. That night, Det Sgt Bailey and two colleagues were sent to their home, in a quiet suburb. Clad in full forensic suits, they were tasked with making sure there were no other casualties. Picture: BBC/Universal News And Sport (Europe) 22/11/2018

Wiltshire Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey may have come into contact with deadly Novichok when he and two colleagues searched the home of ex-KGB spy Sergei Skripal (Picture: BBC/ Universal News And Sport)

The Skripals were left fighting for their lives and Mr Bailey shortly afterwards knew something was very wrong when his pupils were like pin pricks and he became quite sweaty and hot, he told the programme.

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He thought he was just tired but the father-of-two worsened and was rushed to hospital.

thumbnail for post ID 8169112New pictures released of suspects in Salisbury Novichok attack investigation

He recalls that everything was juddering, being unsteady and his whole body was dripping with sweat.

Mr Bailey told BBC Panorama: I didnt understand how it had happened, scared because its the fear of the unknown because its such a dangerous thing to have in your system.

Knowing how the other two (the Skripals) were or how badly theyd been affected by it, I was petrified.

Investigators discovered the Novichok had been sprayed on the door handle of the Skripals home.

Mr Bailey said: I dont know whether, if its gone through the gloves, I dont know whether, I mean, I could have adjusted my face mask and my goggles whilst I was in the house with it being on my hand.

Police officer poisoned by Novichok speaks out Rex Features Ltd. do not claim any Copyright or License of the attached image Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9452103r) DS Nick Bailey Former Russian spy critically ill after suspected poisoning, Salisbury, UK - 08 Mar 2018 Image issued by the police

He thought he was just tired but the father-of-two worsened and was rushed to hospital (Picture: REX)

Its such an outrageous, dangerous way of doing something that it angered me as well because any number of people could have been affected by that.

Mr Bailey was conscious during his time at Salisbury District Hospital, which included lots of injections plus five or six infusions at any one time in his arms.

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He recalls that one of the Skripals was in the next room and there was a police guard.

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He was discharged on March 22 and is now trying to take each day as it comes in case there are any long-term health issues to be dealt with.

Mr Bailey also said he was overwhelmed by the public support he has received.

The attack left Mr Skripal and his daughter critically ill and hospitalised for weeks.

Dawn Sturgess, 44, who was later exposed to the same nerve agent after handling a contaminated perfume dispenser, died in July.

Rex Features Ltd. do not claim any Copyright or License of the attached image Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9452103h) Sergei Skripal and Yulia Skripal Former Russian spy critically ill after suspected poisoning, Salisbury, UK - 08 Mar 2018 Photos are from an open social media site

The attack left Mr Skripal and his daughter critically ill and hospitalised for weeks (Picture: REX)

Her partner Charlie Rowley was discharged from hospital, three weeks after being exposed to the nerve agent.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon told Panorama that a significant amount of Novichok was found.

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When asked how many people it could have killed, he said: Its difficult to say, you know, possibly into the thousands.

The amount that was in the bottle and the way it was applied to the Skripals home address was completely reckless.

Prime Minister Theresa May told MPs on September 5 that two Russian nationals were suspected of travelling to the UK to try and murder Mr Skripal with Novichok.

More: UK

Evidence gathered by intelligence agencies led the Government to conclude the men were officers from the Russian military intelligence service, also known as the GRU.

A week later, Russian president Vladimir Putin publicly denied the men identified by the UK were responsible.

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