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Police cordon off road in Gillingham following poisoning in Salisbury

Police have cordoned off a stretch of Hyde Road, in Gillingham, Dorset. Credit: PA

Police have cordoned off a stretch of Hyde Road, in Gillingham, Dorset, and Army personnel and vehicles were pictured entering the cordon on social media.

This follows an incident in Salisbury in which a former Russian spy and daughter where poisoned using a nerve agent.

An recovery vehicle could be seen inside the area.

The military is assisting police to remove a number of vehicles and items from areas of Dorset, following the incident in Salisbury.

The public should not be alarmed and the public health advice remains the same. The military has the expertise and capability to respond to a range of contingencies.

The Ministry of Defence regularly assists the emergency services and local authorities in the UK. Military assistance will continue as necessary during this investigation.

– Metropolitan Police spokesman



Escaped prisoner charged with further offences

A prisoner who went on the run from Salisbury District Hospital has been charged with several offences.

Michal Kisiel gave guards the slip at Salisbury District Hospital on Tuesday while being treated for a head wound.

The 30-year-old was arrested the following evening after being spotted walking past a day nursery in nearby Nunton Village.

Michal Kisiel gave guards the slip from Salisbury Hospital Credit: Wiltshire Police

He has now been charged with escaping lawful custody, common assault, and threatening an individual with a bladed article.

Kisiel, formerly of Luton, is originally from Poland. has been remanded in custody.

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