Police officer in poison sweep cleared after hospital check

Wiltshire major incident Police outside house

It has brought more than 100 officers to Salisbury and the nearby town of Amesbury as suspect sites are condoned off to protect the public from possible contamination. Literally any item in the hostel - I'm sure they'll be able to narrow it down closer than that - is potentially the carrier of this latest contamination.

Health chiefs said the risk to the public was low, repeating their earlier advice given after the Skripals were taken ill that the public should wash their clothes and use cleansing wipes to wash down personal items.

Mr Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned by the same type of nerve agent in March.

In the latest case, if either of the couple dies, "it becomes a murder investigation, and it's involving a British national rather than a Russian national", said Mr James Nixey, head of the Russia and Eurasia programme at Chatham House, a research group in London.

The couple, who are known drug users, spent Friday afternoon and evening in Salisbury and visited a number of shops.

UK's Home Secretary Sajid Javid said on Thursday that Russian Federation must explain exactly what happened. Among the surprises of the March attack on Skripal and his daughter is that they did not die, most likely because they received a relatively small dosage.

"After the incident [in Amesbury] to the County hospital Salisbury asked a few locals but no one else did not need treatment", said the police.

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In what as been described by a Wiltshire Police source as a "precautionary measure" the officer, believed to be from the Wiltshire constabulary, has been admitted to the Great Western Hospital in Swindon having been taken ill. In the absence of any information to the contrary at this stage, detectives are now working on the basis that they then spent the night at an address on Muggleton Road, Amesbury.

Police on Wednesday said sites that it believed the duo had frequented would be cordoned off overnight as a precaution.

The Russian Embassy hit back, accusing the Government of trying to "muddy the waters" and "frighten its own citizens".

The hospital did not say whether the unidentified officer might have been exposed to novichok.

Vil Mirzayanov, a Soviet scientist who worked on the development of Novichok before defecting to the United States, said that if the Amesbury couple were infected by material left over from the Skripals incident, it is unlikely the agent was exposed to the elements because it retained enough potency to cause harm.

Novichok remains highly toxic for a considerable period of time, so even the tiniest trace remaining in a container picked up by the victims could account for their severe illness.

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