YULIA Skripal, who was poisoned along with her former double agent father Sergei in Salisbury last month, has been discharged from hospital.

The 33-year-old Russian national had spent more than a month in hospital after coming into contact with the military-grade nerve agent Novichok.

She is reported to have been released on Monday and taken to a secure location.

The pair were left fighting for their lives after being found unconscious on a park bench in the Wiltshire town on March 4.

On Friday, doctors at Salisbury District Hospital said Mr Skripal, 66, was "responding well to treatment, improving rapidly and no longer in a critical condition".

But the Foreign Office has said the pair are likely to have "ongoing medical needs".

In a statement this morning, Salisbury District Hospital's medical director Christine Blanshard said: "In the four weeks since the incident in the city centre, both [Sergei and Yulia] have received round the clock care from our clinicians, who’ve been able to draw in advice and support from world leading experts in this field.

"We’ve been keeping you updated on the condition of Yulia and Sergei, whilst respecting the right to privacy to which they – and all our patients – are entitled.

"While I won’t go into great detail about the treatment we’ve been providing, I will say that nerve agents work by attaching themselves to a particular enzyme in the body which then stops the nerves from working properly.

"This results in symptoms such as sickness, hallucinations and  confusion.

"Our job in treating the patients has been to stabilise them– ensuring that the patients could breathe and that blood could continue to circulate.

"We then needed to use a variety of different drugs to support the patients until they could create more enzymes to replace those affected by the poisoning.

"We also used specialised decontamination techniques to remove any residual toxins."

Moscow has denied being responsible for the poisoning of the Skripals but the incident has plunged diplomatic relations between Russia and the West into the deep freeze.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson used a Sunday Times article to accuse Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of lending "false credibility" to Moscow by not blaming the Russian state unequivocally over the incident.

Mr Johnson said the Kremlin had released a "torrent of absurdity" following the attack.