Ex-police chief hints poison was in spy’s home

LONDON (AP) — Investigators are retracing the movements a former Russian spy and his daughter before they collapsed from nerve-agent poisoning, as they try to discover how the toxin was administered.

Police have cordoned off sites including ex-spy Sergei Skripal’s house, a car, the cemetery where his wife is buried, a restaurant and a pub.

Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury on Sunday. They are in critical condition in a local hospital.

Former London police chief Ian Blair said Friday that a police officer who is in serious condition visited Skripal’s house — perhaps a hint that the nerve agent may have been delivered there.

Blair told BBC radio that Det. Sgt. Nick Bailey “has actually been to the house, whereas there is a doctor who looked after the patients in the open who hasn’t been affected at all. There may be some clues floating around in here.”