March 6, 2018 / 4:25 PM / 2 years ago

At national security council meeting, May briefed on Salisbury - spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May was briefed at a meeting of the National Security Council on an investigation into a mystery illness that afflicted a former Russian agent, her spokesman said on Tuesday.

“At a meeting of the national security council this afternoon, the Prime Minister and senior ministers were updated on the ongoing investigation in Salisbury,” he told reporters. The meeting was attended by senior ministers and officials, but the spokesman declined to give further details.

Reporting by William James, writing by Elizabeth Piper. Editing by Andrew MacAskill

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