A former Russian secret agent and his daughter were poisoned by means of an army-grade nerve agent referred to as Novichok, UK Prime Minister Theresa Would Possibly has said.
Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia remain critically ill after the tried murder in Salisbury on 4 March.
The chemical was known via mavens at the defence and technology laboratory at Porton Down.
So what can we find out about this army-grade nerve agent?
1) It was once developed within the Soviet Union
The title Novichok means “newcomer” in Russian, and applies to a group of advanced nerve sellers developed via the Soviet Union in the seventies and eighties.