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“Do Not Leave Your Homes” – Sleepy UK Town in Lockdown as Army Investigates Russian Spy Poisoning

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 7:09
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Despite the UK’s promise to gather all of the facts before making an accusation in the poisoning attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, officials from the British Army and Royal Air Force have been summoned to the north Dorset town of Gillingham as part of the investigation into the nerve attack, according to the Mirror.


While it’s not exactly clear what the military is doing in the sleepy coastal town, the media are speculating that the town is in lockdown due to some kind of connection with the attack. But exactly what that connection is, is unclear.

One thing is for sure: the Army have warned residents not to leave their homes.

Two military recovery vehicles from @BritishArmy have crossed the cordon.

— James Somper (@jsoomper) March 14, 2018

But whatever the situation may be, it clearly requires a lot of firepower: The Mirror reports that two huge military vehicles have been seen thundering into the small town early Tuesday. A cordon has also been established to keep people away as a recovery vehicle towed away a car that may have belonged to one of the Skripals.


Residents told the Mirror that the car had been parked in the road for the last two days and they are worried they could have been exposed to health risks.


Rumors suggested the car may have belonged to Yulia Skripal. She and her father were poisoned on March 4 in an attack that also left 18 bystanders and one police officer in critical condition. Another car was also seized at a village in Wiltshire, a town about 8 miles west of Gillingham.

Dorset police papered the town with notices warning drivers to move their vehicles away from the Hyde Road area of town.


When approached for a statement, a Met Police spokesperson caustically declared: “There are a number of scenes in place, linked to the investigation into two people being taken ill in Salisbury on Sunday, 4 March. Enquiries are ongoing, and we won’t be providing a running commentary on the investigation.”

Police have also been photographed in protective suits.


Tensions between the UK and Russia have escalated since Russia refused to respond to the UK’s request and warned it not to threaten “a nuclear power.”

Kremlin spokesman Maria Zakharova warned “no one can go to a parliament of their country and say: I give Russia 24 hours.”

In an apparent direct attack on foreign secretary Boris Johnson she said people with “absolutely nothing to do with foreign policy, who built their career on populism” should “not try to scare us.”

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has reportedly sent an official request to access the compound that the UK police have recovered so Moscow can test it. But the UK has so far been uncooperative.

British Army and Royal Air Force officials are reportedly on the scene in the town, along with cops and paramedics. According to the Daily Star, Met Police officials are understood to be in charge of the investigation currently unfolding in Gillingham.



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  • DK

    If it was a nerve agent, every person involved would be deceased. However 100% sure since this happens every single time Russia is doing well on the world stage that it is an own goal since the former agents whereabouts should only have been known to UK special branch and MI5 therefore unless he had been less than cautious like Lubchenco who went and entertained former collegues on three occasions this occasions- (which makes Russia last on the list of suspects because it is so extremely obvious) like the last was set up by a third party since it is the nature of the business to knife to create strife, your allies in fact are often operating in your country, you must ask therefore think Que Bono.

    May is a dangerous muppet writing cheques neither her body or her country can cash, the suspicions have been cast but investigations can take years and this time there were no deaths, suspicious for a military nerve agent manufactured against a abolition treaty in that it is non lethal therefore by any measure not a weapon of mass destruction. And Porton down certainly no longer makes any, honest and all those NBC tests on noddy suits are done with solvents.

  • Pink Slime

    Brazen little Putin beginning to think he is a TUFF guy. Little basturd stole a Superbowl ring. This is disrepectfool on sovereign British soil.

    The punk needs to be taken out before he starts a war.

    • Sun Tzu

      Hey, trick you know Putin has been doubled correct?

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