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Published on October 17, 2020 10:13 AM

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A police officer who was poisoned in the Salisbury novichok attack has quit because he "can no longer do the job".

Det Sgt Nick Bailey was contaminated with the nerve agent at the home of Sergei Skripal - the main target of the poisoning operation - where it had been sprayed on a door handle.

But, after returning to duty in 2019 following the attack in 2018, he tweeted he "had to admit defeat".

He had worked for Wiltshire Police for 18 years.

n a series of tweets Det Sgt Bailey said the aftermath of the attack in Salisbury in March 2018 had "taken so much from me".

"I wanted to be a police officer since I was a teenager, I couldn't envisage doing anything else, which is why this makes me so sad," he said.

"Like most police officers, I've experienced my fair share of trauma, violence, upset, injury and grief.

"Although I've tried so hard to make it work, I know that I won't ...