The British hospital treating poisoned spy Sergei Skripal on Wednesday accused a Russian TV crew of “appalling behavior” for sneaking into the facility overnight.
Footage posted online by British newspapers showed a reporter from the REN TV network walking along corridors at Salisbury District Hospital early Wednesday and commenting on the apparent lack of security.
The hospital said in a statement that “this footage shows appalling behavior on the part of these Russian journalists – approaching staff in the middle of the night with no warning and without asking for any permission.”
It said “any attempt to harass, intimidate or cause distress to any of our staff or patients is absolutely unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”
The Wiltshire Police force said officers “attended and spoke to two men in the reception area, who were believed to be news reporters. They were asked to leave the hospital and did so. No arrests were made.”
Kamala Harris Suspends Presidential Campaign
Kamala Harris is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race.
To my supporters, it is with deep regret—but also with deep gratitude—that I am suspending my campaign today.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 3, 2019
But I want to be clear with you: I will keep fighting every day for what this campaign has been about. Justice for the People. All the people.https://t.co/92Hk7DHHbR
In a statement to supporters, the senator said:
“My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue. I’m not a billionaire. I can’t fund my own campaign. And as the campaign has gone on, it’s become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete.”
She is expected to release a video shortly officially announcing the end of her campaign later today.
Shortly after news broke, the senator’s niece sent out a message of support.
I’m so proud of you. I love you. pic.twitter.com/JSK2YemDyK— Meena Harris (@meenaharris) December 3, 2019
Oxford Circus Tube Station Evacuated
Oxford Circus underground station was briefly evacuated following a fight on board a train.
Transport For London says that access to the station was restricted following a fight on-board a train. The station has since reopened.
Commuters had reported a burning smell within in station.