Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey was poisoned with the deadly nerve agent back in March 2018 at the home of Sergei & Yulia Skripal and needed urgent hospital treatment.
Angus Macpherson, the Police & Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire Police has now confirmed that DS Bailey has returned to the work after the horrendous ordeal.
DS Bailey endured months of acute treatment after coming into contact with one of the worlds most deadliest nerve agents.
DS Bailey was part of a team that attended the address of the Skripals shortly after they were taken to hospital in a critical condition.
Despite taking preventative measures whilst at the address, the nerve agent somehow came into contact with DS Bailey’s skin and was quickly absorbed into his bloodstream.
Mr Macpherson told BBC News:
“He’s doing very well and we look forward to working with him.
“He’s making a good recovery – but I suspect the mental recovery will be longer, as it would for any of us who were exposed to something as horrific as that.
“He will be given all the support he needs.”
Following the chemical agent attack, the UK securities services worked extremely hard behind the scenes in order to piece together what had happened in the days leading up to the attack.
The residents of Salisbury were put on lock-down as the emergency services and armed forces risked their lives to try and ‘clean’ the affected areas.
Following some truly remarkable work by the security services, the police and the National Crime Agency, an appeal was made to identify the two suspects who were alleged to have been involved in the attack.
It wasn’t long until the identity of the two suspects became widespread knowledge.
And despite a botched propaganda campaign, no-one fell for the complete and utter waffle in relation to the two suspects saying that they were in Salisbury because their mates told them how epic Salisbury Cathedral is.
I remember watching an interview that DS Bailey gave with the mainstream media where he thanked his wife, his family, his friends and his colleagues for their support.
But in truth, we all owe DS Bailey, the emergency services, the security services and the armed forces a huge debt of gratitude for the work they all did in the aftermath of the chemical attack.
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