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Police Confirm Samples Sent to Porton Down and Terror Cops are investigating Amesbury Incident

Amesbury Wiltshire Wednesday 4th July 2018 GV showing parts of the town cordoned off. A Major Incident has been declared after Two people exposed to an unknown substance in Amesbury Police in Wiltshire have declared a major incident after it is suspected that two people might have been exposed to an unknown substance in Amesbury. Emergency services were called to an address in Muggleton Road, Amesbury on Saturday evening after a man and woman, both in their 40s, were found unconscious in a property. They are both currently receiving treatment for suspected exposure to an unknown substance at Salisbury District Hospital. They are both in a critical condition. A Wiltshire Police spokesperson said: “It was initially believed that the two patients fell ill after using possibly heroin or crack cocaine from a contaminated batch of drugs. However, further testing is now ongoing to establish the substance which led to these patients becoming ill and we are keeping an open mind as to the circumstances surrounding this incident. “At this stage it is not yet clear if a crime has been committed. A police investigation has been established. In addition, a full multi-agency response has been co-ordinated. “A number of scenes, believed to be the areas the individuals frequented in the period before they fell ill, will be cordoned off overnight in and around the Amesbury and Salisbury area as a precautionary measure. “The public can expect to see an increased police presence in and around Amesbury and Salisbury. “Salisbury District Hospital is open as usual and is advising people to still attend routine appointments unless they are contacted to state otherwise. “Wiltshire Police and partners will update the public as soon and as regularly as possible.” Public Health England (PHE) say there’s not risk to the public at this time. A spokesman said: “The current advice from PHE England, based upon the number of casualties affected, is that it is not believed that t

Police have confirmed that samples have been sent to Porton Down for Testing and that Terror Police are also investigating the Major incident declared in Amesbury in Wiltshire.
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Wiltshire Police g declared a major incident after it is suspected that two people might have been exposed to an unknown substance in Amesbury.

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Emergency services were called to an address in Muggleton Road, Amesbury on Saturday evening after a man and woman, both in their 40s, were found unconscious in a property.

The Metropolitan Police’s counter-terror department have issued the following given a statement:

“As you would expect, given the recent events in Salisbury, 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 and will update the public as soon and as regularly as possible.”

It was initially thought they’d been affected by a contaminated batch of drugs, possibly heroin or crack cocaine.

Further tests are now taking place to establish the substance with police keeping an “open mind” as the the circumstances around the case.

Wiltshire Police stress its not yet clear at this stage if a crime has been committed.

Wiltshire Police are expected to release a statement shortly.

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