Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, who was targeted with the novichok nerve agent, has been discharged from hospital.

Mr Skripal’s release follows that of his daughter Yulia after both of them were poisoned in Salisbury, Wiltshire, in March.

A Salisbury District Hospital spokesperson said in a statement: “While these patients have now been discharged, their right to patient confidentiality remains and limits us from giving detailed accounts of the treatment these individuals received.

“However, treating people who are so acutely unwell, having been poisoned by nerve agents, requires stabilising them, keeping them alive until their bodies could produce more enzymes to replace those that had been poisoned.”

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