Police officer 'given all clear' after novichok scare

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Published by the Spire FM News Team at 11:47pm 7th July 2018 (Updated 10:31am 8th July 2018)

A police officer taken to hospital in connection with the Amesbury nerve agent attack has been given the all clear.

A police officer treated in connection with the Amesbury nerve agent attack has been given the all clear.

The officer initially went to Great Western Hospital in Swindon on Saturday evening for "medical advice", before being transferred to Salisbury District Hospital for "appropriate specialist tests".

A short while later Wiltshire Police revealed that after being assessed the officer was given the all clear.

Salisbury Police expressed relief on social media.



Dawn Sturgess, 44, and her partner Charlie Rowley,  remain in a critical condition in Salisbury District Hospital after being exposed to Novichok after "handling a contaminated item"

In a statement about the police officer, a spokesperson 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."

Wiltshire Police said the police officer's admission to Salisbury District Hospital was "precautionary"..

Anyone with any concerns can call a helpline set up by Wiltshire Police.

The numbers are Freephone 0800 092 0410 or 0207158 0124

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