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Police officer poisoned in nerve agent attacks running Salisbury Marathon today

Picture credited to Nick Bailey

A police officer who was poisoned in the Salisbury nerve agent attacks is running a marathon through the city today.

Nick Bailey is still recovering after being taken into intensive care following the incidents in March last year. 

He's already raised almost £14,000 for the ward that treated him at Salisbury District Hospital.  

Mr Bailey is taking on the Salisbury Marathon, which is being held today.

He's posted this message on his JustGiving page, explaining why he's taking on the challenge:

"In March 2018 I was poisoned by a nerve agent whilst at work. I was admitted to the Radnor Ward at Salisbury District Hosptal, an intensive care / high dependency unit.

"I was fortunate to be able to walk out of the hospital a couple of weeks later and this is down to the skill and determination of every doctor, nurse and member of staff on the ward. They truly are an amazing group of people that spend their days trying to save the lives of critically ill people.

"My recovery is taking time, but I have decided to try and repay them in whatever way I can for their first class care.

"So, on the 11th of August I'll be running in the Salisbury Marathon, raising money for the Radnor Ward through the Stars Appeal. I know this will be be a challenge for me, but it will be nothing compared to the challenge that our amazing NHS staff face each and every day. 

"If you could spare a little, anything at all, I would be very grateful."

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