Annual forensics lecture to delve into poison case

Russian case: Professor Simon Lewis will deliver a lecture on forensic sciences at the high school on Thursday May 2.

Russian case: Professor Simon Lewis will deliver a lecture on forensic sciences at the high school on Thursday May 2.

The third annual Margaret River SHS Forensic Science Lecture will focus on the investigation around a headline-making nerve agent poisoning case in the UK.

On March 4, 2018 a former Russian military intelligence officer and his daughter were found slumped on a park bench in the small English market town of Salisbury.

Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia Skripal, 33, were poisoned with Novichok.

Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia Skripal, 33, were poisoned with Novichok.

Within days it became apparent they had been poisoned with a nerve agent developed by the Russian military.

The presentation from award-winning lecturer and forensic researcher Professor Simon Lewis will give a case study of the events and the subsequent investigation that lead to the identification and charging of two Russian military intelligence operatives for the attack.

This is a wonderful opportunity for all Margaret River residents high school age and older to experience first hand a presentation from a real forensic scientist- find out how different it is to TV forensics!

Date: Thursday 2 May from 6.30pm to 8pm

Venue: Margaret River SHS Auditorium

Entry: Free but limited to 110, please call 9757 0700 to reserve seats. Suitable for community members 12 years and over.

Following the seminar a light supper (kindly funded by the Margaret River Lions Club) is provided with an opportunity to meet Dr Lewis.