Britain will remove the roof of the Salisbury home of former spy Sergei Skripal to decontaminate the property, ten months after he was found poisoned by a nerve agent in an attack that Britain has blamed on Russia.
As reported by Reuters, investigators believe a nerve agent was left on the front door of Skripal's home. His cat was put down by authorities, while his guinea pigs were found dead.
Britain's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said that work to decontaminate the property had resumed and would take months to complete.
It said in a statement: “External scaffolding is being erected in early January to allow access for work on the house roof and garage roof. The roof will be removed during the decontamination process. We are working ... to ensure that the house will be fully repaired and returned to a fit state to live in."