Policeman who poisoned by a novice during a search home of in former Russian spy Sergei Skripal tracked the nerve agent in Salisbury. attack reached an agreement with his former force.
Lawyers for Nick Bailey claims he continues to suffer from injury of poisoning more than four years on and made private injury demand against Wiltshire Police.
Bailey was first a person who will go to Skripal home in March 2018 after former spy and his daughter Julia, got poisoned and he spent 17 days in hospital.
Patrick Maguire, partner at Horwich Cohen Coghlan, which represents Bailey, said: in statement on Tuesday: “Life has never been the same since that day. in 2018 for Nick and it feels like Huge step forward in terms of get some level of closure. Although last four years were incredibly difficult for our client, we are all happy that we have come to this agreement in the end. Nick is proud to have served in police and that will never change.
“In the interests of Nick and family we’d like give thanks public from all over world who support him and his friends, former colleagues and most importantly his family”.
Maguire said terms of settlement will remain confidentially, but confirmed that this ended the litigation. He added: “All the issues related to this case had a great impact, not just on our client and his family but also the nation as a whole”.
Settlement means legal team we will drop calls for potentially sensitive documents such as handwritten notes made during the police response to be disclosed.
Sergei and Yulia Skripal survived in attack but a few months later, 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess and her partner Charlie Rowley were poisoned. in Amesbury, eight miles north of Salisbury, after he found fake perfume bottle containing newbie. Rowley recovered but Sturgess died on July 8th is year.
BUT public inquiry that investigates circumstances of Sturgess death was launched, but the date was not set for in first hearing on the merits.
Bailey left Wiltshire Police in October 2020, 18 years later, saying he “couldn’t handle with Existence in police environment”.
Conversation with Wiltshire College for podcast last yearBailey said how he felt “irresistible guilt” after family were forced to leave their home because he polluted it with nerve agent. He said: “I remember feeling pure panic and fear. of in unknown because I was poisoned by this nerve agent and you just not know how it will end.
“There were many of fear and more of guilt because later on down line while I was in my hospital family basically said they should leave our house because I accidentally took a nerve agent back and polluted house”.