A WILTSHIRE Police officer is in a serious condition in intensive care following the poisoning of a former Russian spy, according to police.

The officer, who has not been named, is said to have been one of the first on the scene after the discovery of Sergei and Yulia Skripal on a park bench at the Maltings, in Salisbury, on Sunday. 

Met Police chief Mark Rowley said that along with the Russian nationals, he remains in hospital.

He said: “Sadly in addition a police officer who was one of the first to attend the scene and respond to the incident is now in a serious condition in hospital." 

Wiltshire Police are said to be providing support to his family.

Temporary Chief Constable Kier Pritchard said that the officer currently recieving intenstive care, adding: "Our thoughts are also with him, his family and friends. I recognise colleagues in Wiltshire Police will be deeply affected by this and we will provide support to those affected." 

Intially three members of the emergency services were recieving treatment at Salisbury District Hospital but two were released yesterday (Tuesday).