British police said that the former GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned on the doorstep of a house in London. She noted that this was the first contact of the victims with the poisonous substance.
The police told that according to the results of expert-criminalistic and scientific research, the highest concentration of the substance occurred at the entrance door of the Skripal house. The evidence was also found at other addresses, and in other parts of the house. The police thanked the local residents for their assistance in the investigation.
As explained in the police, the crime scene research may be needed from several days to several weeks. The nearest houses that are next to the address of Skripal will also be studied. In total, the investigators found more than 1300 clues, as well as about five hours of recording from surveillance cameras.
On March 5, a spy-defector Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia were poisoned in London, who are in the hospital. Earlier, The Telegraph wrote that the toxic substance could be transmitted to Salisbury remotely through the daughter of Skripal. At a poisoning 21 more persons have suffered , at which have taken analyzes of a blood.
The United Kingdom accused Russia of poisoning Skripal, after which dozens of countries began sending out Russian diplomats. Putin called the accusation “nonsense”, and Russia sent 23 British diplomats.