UK agency on Russian spy poisoning: Source of nerve agent ‘not identified’

UK agency on Russian spy poisoning: Source of nerve agent ‘not identified’, by the BBC.

The precise source of the nerve agent used to poison a Russian ex-spy and his daughter has not been verified, says the head of Porton Down laboratory.

The defence research facility, which identified the substance in Salisbury as Novichok, said it was likely to have been deployed by a “state actor”. …

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were attacked with the nerve agent on 4 March. The BBC understands Miss Skripal, 33, is now conscious and talking. Salisbury District Hospital has said her father, 66, remained critically ill but stable.

What a surprise.