Dismantling Skripal home gets under way

LONDON (AFP) – The home of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, who was poisoned with a nerve agent in Britain last March, began to be partially dismantled on Monday as part of its decontamination.

The latest work on the property in the English city of Salisbury is expected to take up to four months, according to a local authority letter sent to neighbouring residents seen by Britain’s Press Association.

All materials will be “wrapped and sealed on site before being removed safely”, with contractors then set to build a new roof over the property.