UK police in protective suits seen at site of new Novichok poisoning


LONDON (Reuters) – British police wearing protective suits were seen entering a hostel on Friday in the southwestern town of Amesbury where two people who are in a critical condition after being exposed to the nerve agent Novichok were found.

Forensic investigators wearing protective suits enter the rear of John Baker House, after it was confirmed that two people had been poisoned with the nerve-agent Novichok, in Amesbury, Britain, July 6, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Police are investigating the area after a man and woman fell ill close to Salisbury where ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were struck down earlier this year.

A Reuters photographer saw four investigators enter the building in protective suits.

Reporting by Henry Nicholls; writing by Kate Holton; editing by Stephen Addison

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