.@metpoliceuk tells @NBCNews: Officers from the counter terrorism network are working jointly with colleagues from Wiltshire Police regarding the incident in Amesbury. As Wiltshire Police have stated, they are keeping an open mind as to the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Amesbury is about 10 miles from Salisbury, where former Russian spy Sergei #Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok in March.
BREAKING: British police say pair poisoned near Salisbury were exposed to Novichok - the same nerve agent behind the #skripalpoisoning
Police say the couple are both British nationals local to the area and that they are critically ill in hospital - the same hospital that treated the Skripals in Salisbury.
One hypothesis is that they were exposed to some discarded remnants of the batch used to poison the Skripals - a threat raised by @PhilipIngMBE back in March greyharemedia.com/clear-and-pres… #Novichok #Amesbury
BREAKING: UK Counter-Terrorism Police confirm the couple poisoned in Amesbury were exposed to the nerve agent Novichok after handling a contaminated item. Systematic searches are now under way at a number of sites in #Amesbury and nearby #Salisbury.
BREAKING: UK police have launched a murder investigation after the death of a woman exposed to the nerve agent #Novichok near Salisbury just over a week ago. The man taken ill at the same time is still in a critical condition in hospital. #SkripalPoisoning
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