Marines set up specialist Novichok unit in response to Salisbury attack

The Royal Marines have set up a unit specialising in chemical warfare skills to prepare for a repeat of the Novichok attack on Salisbury.

Zulu Company from 45 Commando, based in Arbroath, Scotland, will be the first marines to respond to a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) incident at home or abroad.

The commandos were given the training in response to the heightened threat following the nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, which left him and his daughter Yulia seriously ill.

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Source: The Telegraph