THE daughter of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal poisoned in Salisbury city centre is no longer in a critical condition, according to hospital chiefs.

Yulia Skripal is improving rapidly and her condition is now stable but she remains at Salisbury District Hospital.

Mr Skripal remains in a critical but stable condition.

Dr Christine Blanshard, medical director for Salisbury District Hospital, said:“I’m pleased to be able to report an improvement in the condition of Yulia Skripal. She has responded well to treatment but continues to receive expert clinical care 24 hours a day.

“I want to take this opportunity to once again thank the staff of Salisbury District Hospital for delivering such high quality care to these patients over the last few weeks; I am very proud both of our front-line staff and all those who support them.”