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.
Two dedicated phone numbers have been set up for anyone with concerns relating to this incident, which are open daily between 8am and 8pm – Freephone 0800 092 0410 or 0207 158 0124 if you cannot dial Freephone numbers or if you are calling from abroad.
Public Health England are running a campaign around ‘If you didn’t drop it, don’t pick it up‘ with regards to this incident.
Public meetings to update local people are being held as follows, both between 6.30pm and 8pm:
- Tuesday 24 July 2018 – Salisbury City Hall, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury SP2 7TU
- Wednesday 25 July 2018 – The Stonehenge School Antrobus Road, Salisbury
Further information can be found on the following websites: