Detective Serg NICK BAILEY who was left for dead following being poisoned by the Russian nerve agent ‘Novichok’ is running a marathon in a bid to raise awareness 

DS Bailey is set to run a marathon in a bid to thank all the staff at the hospital he was taken to after his poisoning on March 4th after coming into contact with the nerve agent at the home of the Skirpals in Christie Miller Road.

Nick Bailey will be taking on the Salisbury Marathon which is part of the 5-4-3-2-1 event to raise money for the Stars Appeal.

On his Just Giving page, DS Bailey said: “In March 2018 I was poisoned by a nerve agent whilst at work. I was admitted to the Radnor Ward at Salisbury District Hospital, 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.”

He added: “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.”

Following his recovery, DS Bailey returned to his work at Wiltshire Police.

More than £4,400 has already been raised on the Just Giving page.

To donate click here.