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UK: Chemical inspectors in hazmat suits enter couple's Amesbury home01:02

UK: Chemical inspectors in hazmat suits enter couple's Amesbury home

United Kingdom, Amesbury
July 6, 2018 at 17:00 GMT -00:00 · Published

Special teams wearing bio-hazmat suits continued searching the house of a British couple thought to have been poisoned by nerve agent Novichok, in Amesbury on Friday.

The couple – identified as Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess – were taken to Salisbury hospital, after being found unconscious and in a critical condition at an address on Muggleton Road in Amesbury last Saturday.

Police have since declared it a "major incident" and cordoned off a number of locations in the Amesbury and Salisbury area. UK counter-terrorism officers have also joined the investigation.

Amesbury is a short distance from the UK chemical weapons laboratory Porton Down and the site where Sergei and Yulia Skripal collapsed after being allegedly poisoned by a nerve agent in March.

UK: Chemical inspectors in hazmat suits enter couple's Amesbury home01:02
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Special teams wearing bio-hazmat suits continued searching the house of a British couple thought to have been poisoned by nerve agent Novichok, in Amesbury on Friday.

The couple – identified as Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess – were taken to Salisbury hospital, after being found unconscious and in a critical condition at an address on Muggleton Road in Amesbury last Saturday.

Police have since declared it a "major incident" and cordoned off a number of locations in the Amesbury and Salisbury area. UK counter-terrorism officers have also joined the investigation.

Amesbury is a short distance from the UK chemical weapons laboratory Porton Down and the site where Sergei and Yulia Skripal collapsed after being allegedly poisoned by a nerve agent in March.

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