Police Officer taken to hospital after Amesbury nerve agent attack

A Police Officer is currently in hospital suffering the effects of a nerve agent following the Amesbury nerve agent attack.

The police officer who has not been named was taken to Great Western Hospital in Swindon on Saturday evening for “medical advice”.

The officer was quickly transferred to Salisbury District Hospital which has the ability to carry out the appropriate specialist tests”,

the second hospital said.

Salisbury is a short distance from Amesbury where Dawn Sturgess, 44, and her partner Charlie Rowley, 45, fell ill last Saturday.

They remain in a critical condition in Salisbury District Hospital after exposure to the nerve agent novichok by handling a contaminated item.

A statement from the hospital said: “Salisbury District Hospital has seen a number of members of the public who have come to the hospital with health concerns since this incident started and none have required any treatment.

“We would like to reiterate the advice from Public Health England that the risk to the wider public remains low.”