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Sergei Skripal’s House to Be Dismantled After Novichok Attack

The house where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was attacked with a deadly nerve agent is to be dismantled, The Guardian reports. Local authorities have warned Skripal’s neighbors in Salisbury that the roof of his home will be completely removed by specialist military teams to continue the decontamination work on the home. It’s believed Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, came into contact with the novichok poison when it was sprayed on the door handle of the property by Russian agents. A letter sent to residents this week said contractors will erect scaffolding to cover the house and garage with a “sealed frame” before a military team dismantles and removes the roofs on the two buildings. All potentially contaminated objects will be wrapped and sealed before being removed from the site and then the roofs will be replaced. The local council’s director of public of health, Tracy Daszkiewicz, said the risk is low, adding: “The priority is to make sure that the two remaining sites affected by the 2018 incidents are thoroughly cleaned and returned to normal use as soon as possible.”