AMESBURY INCIDENT: Officer hospitalised

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Published by Ellie Harries at 9:29pm 7th July 2018. (Updated at 9:10am 8th July 2018)

UPDATE: Officer given " all clear "after being taken to hospital in connection with the Amesbury nerve agent attack.

A police officer was taken to hospital  in connection with the Amesbury nerve agent attack. this evening. (7th July).

The officer went to Great Western Hospital in Swindon  for "medical advice" but was later transferred to Salisbury District Hospital as it has the "ability to carry out the appropriate specialist tests".

The officer was later given the all clear.

Dawn Sturgess, 44, and her partner Charlie Rowley, 45, fell ill a week ago (30th June).

They remain in a critical condition in Salisbury District Hospital after exposure to the nerve agent novichok by handling a contaminated item.

A statement from the hospital said:

"Salisbury District Hospital has seen a number of members of the public who have come to the hospital with health concerns since this incident started and none have required any treatment.

"We would like to reiterate the advice from Public Health England that the risk to the wider public remains low."

 

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