The Islamic State group have formally requested a sample of the Novichok nerve agent used in the Sailsbury chemical attack to investigate whether the deadly poison was connected to them in any way. However, the group has denied any knowledge of their involvement, insisting that their deadly poisons have all ‘run out’, though it’s possible there ‘may be some knocking about round the back of the depot’, and that they will get back to us if there’s a match. The group have also offered to ‘return any material back to the UK as soon as possible’.
A spokesman for the Islamist group said: ‘I guess there could be some rogue element within the team who are up to no good, we just can’t tell. We will need a LOT of the agent to run a full set of tests, say, three or four villages’ worth.’