On 3 July 2018, Wiltshire Police declared a major incident in relation to two people being taken ill in Amesbury. The following day, it was confirmed that they had been affected by the nerve agent novichok.
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is working closely with partners, including the Police, Public Health England, Wiltshire Council and NHS England, to bring this incident to a safe conclusion.
Public Health England are running a campaign around ‘If you didn’t drop it, don’t pick it up‘ with regards to this incident.
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