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PUBLIC STATEMENT

As you've probably heard in the public domain, Mr Skripal is one of our clients. Today, the government has revealed two guinea pigs belonging to Mr Skripal died and his cat was put down after the unfortunate nerve agent attack on Mr Skripal. 

We contacted the police straightaway upon hearing the news that Mr Skripal had been admitted to hospital, and a number of times afterwards, to make them aware of Mr Skripal's pets and their needs. 

We contacted Porton Down - in case the animals may have been taken into isolation. We also offered to take care of Mr Skripal's pets in his absence. We were never contacted by the police or Porton Down in return regarding Mr Skripal's pets.

As you well know, we're bound by UK Data Protection Regulations (soon the GDPR). In addition, client confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us.  

We cannot and will not give out any details about our clients or their animals - no matter who you are. 

We are also not able to speculate on the cause of death of any of the animals - should this have occurred.

It's s tragic situation and an incredibly difficult case, with high risks to the general public and all involved.

We trust that everyone that was involved was doing their compassionate best, in very challenging circumstances. However, we remain very sad at the suffering of Mr Skripal, his daughter Yulia and their beloved pets - to whom they were devoted.

We have no further information available than is available in the public domain.

Please do not call us, email us or turn up at our practice or homes in the hope to obtain further information. Many thanks!


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