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Britain is in danger of more chemical attacks because terrorists can learn how to make the weapons they need online, the defence secretary has said in a warning three years after the Salisbury poisoning.

Ben Wallace said that Russia remained an “adversary” and that the threat was more uncertain even than during the Cold War because of the unpredictability of the Kremlin.

The Salisbury attacks in March 2018, when Vladimir Putin’s agents used novichok in an attempt to kill Sergei Skripal, brought home to parliament the reality of the threat from Russia, he said. Dawn Sturgess, 44, died four months later after touching a discarded bottle containing the nerve agent.

Wallace said: “Dawn Sturgess lost her life as a result of this attack and potentially



www.thetimes.co.uk2021-03-01 00:01:00

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