Scientist blaming Russia in the Salisbury attack injured in hit and run

The nerve agent was used in the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia
The nerve agent was used in the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Photo credit: Getty

A Russian scientist who claims to have created the nerve agent used in the Salisbury attack has been run over and seriously injured.

Vladimir Uglev was hit by a car at a pedestrian crossing near his home on Tuesday.

The scientist was rushed to hospital and has suffered bruises to his head, right arm, and right leg. 

Mr Uglev said he noticed the car approaching him wasn't slowing down and he had to jump onto the bonnet to avoid going under the wheels.

He said he slammed his head into the windscreen, breaking it in the process.

Last week, the 71-year-old told the BBC he made the nerve agent used in the attempted murder of former Russian-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

He said he worked at a secretive Soviet laboratory in Shikhany and produced Novichok and that Russia was behind the attack.

He told the BBC the Skripals only survived the botched assassination as the dose given was too small.

Mr Skripal is still in intensive care and is yet to speak about the attack.

Mr Uglev told the BBC the nerve agent has virtually no expiry date and at least 12 people have been killed by it. 

Newshub.