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UK policeman sickened in Russian poison attack quits job

LONDON (AP) — A British police officer who was poisoned while investigating the nerve agent attack against a former Russian agent in England two years ago has quit, saying the incident took “so much from me” that he could no longer do the job. Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey was exposed to the nerve agent Novichok when he touched the door handle at the Salisbury home of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in 2018. The two Russians were targeted in an attack that British authorities said had approved been “at a senior level of the Russian state.” Moscow has vehemently denied the claim. In a series of tweets, Bailey said the impact of the poisoning attack “shouldn’t be underestimated.”  

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