THE investigation into a nerve agent attack in Salisbury spread to Durrington on Monday.

Police and military personnel used a crane and a loading vehicle to remove a car from a concrete works in Larkhill Road in the town.

A crane and a military loading vehicle were at the scene, alongside firefighters and the ambulance service.

Police were accused of incompetence after they took more than a fortnight to seize the car.

Investigators towed away the Isuzu D-Max belonging to Ross Cassidy, 61, who had taken Mr Skripal to pick up Yulia from Heathrow, the Times reported.

Mr Cassidy had driven the car since and his family said he was angry it had taken so long to seize it for tests, the newspaper said.

Ambulances accompanied the army as they cordoned off the area and removed the car from Mr Cassidy’s workplace at a Cemex concrete plant.

His stepson Russell Loveridge, 37, told the Times: “It’s a farce. It was the first car they were in in this country and it’s the last car the police have taken away.”

Mr Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, remain in critical condition.

A timeline of how events surrounding the attack in Salisbury have unfolded.

- March 4 2018: Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are found unconscious on a park bench in Salisbury. Their identities are not yet made public.

- March 5: Mr Skripal and his daughter are publicly identified and declared "critically ill" in hopital.

- March 6: Politicians and media begin to speculate about Russian involvement in the incident and counter-terrorism officers take over the investigation. The Russian Embassy issues two statements accusing the media and Government of "anti-Russian" sentiment.

- March 7: Police say a nerve agent was used to poison Mr Skripal and his daughter and the case is being treated as attempted murder.

- March 8: Home Secretary Amber Rudd says a police officer, one of the first responders to the incident in Salisbury, is seriously ill in hospital. Politicians continue to speculate on Russian involvement but Prime Minister Theresa May stresses the need to give police the "time and space" to investigate.

Police say 21 people received treatment following the incident.

- March 9: More than 100 military personnel are deployed to Salisbury to help with the investigation and clean-up.

- March 12: Mrs May tells the House of Commons that the nerve agent is of Russian origin and the Government has concluded it is "highly likely" that Russia is responsible for the poisoning. She gives the Russian government until midnight on Tuesday to explain how the nerve agent came to be used in the UK.

Russian President Vladimir Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov had previously said: "We consider inappropriate any mention of the Russian government in the context of what happened to Sergei Skripal."

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says "the use of a highly lethal nerve agent against UK citizens on UK soil is an outrage".

"We stand by our closest ally and the special relationship that we have," she adds.

Downing Street issues a statement saying Theresa May spoke to French President Emmanuel Macron, who condemned the attack and offered his support.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issues a statement saying he has "full confidence in the UK's investigation and its assessment that Russia was likely responsible for the nerve agent attack".

- March 13: US President Donald Trump sacks Rex Tillerson in a tweet.

Later, Mr Trump tells reporters outside the White House he plans to speak to Theresa May later that day, adding "as soon as we get the facts straight, if we agree with them, we will condemn Russia or whoever it may be".

The Russian Embassy in the UK says Moscow "will not respond to London's ultimatum".

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tells the Prime Minister she stands in "full solidarity" with the UK in a phone call.

In a phone call with Theresa May, Mr Trump agreed the Russian Government "must provide unambiguous answers as to how this nerve agent came to be used" adding that the US "is with the UK all the way".

- March 14: The UK is to expel 23 Russian diplomats in retaliation for the nerve gas attack in Salisbury, Theresa May tells MPs. She calls the incident an "unlawful use of force by the Russian state against the UK". The Russian Embassy said the expulsion of 23 diplomats was "unacceptable, unjustified and shortsighted".

Travel advice from the Foreign Office warns that travellers to Russia could face "anti-British sentiment or harassment" as a result of the political tension between the UK and Moscow.

Britain asks the international chemical weapons watchdog, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, to verify its findings that Moscow is behind the nerve agent attack in Salisbury.

- March 15: France backs the UK's conclusion of Russian involvement, following a telephone call between Mr Macron and Mrs May.

Leaders of Britain, the US, Germany and France issue a joint statement blaming Russia for the Salisbury poison attack. The four allies urge Moscow to provide "full and complete disclosure" of its Novichok nerve agent programme to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Mrs May visits the scene of the nerve agent attack on Mr Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury.

- March 16: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says it is "overwhelmingly likely" that Vladimir Putin ordered the use of a nerve agent in the attack on Sergei Skripal.