Second Novichok chemical attack confirmed in Amesbury as couple in critical condition

Two people are currently a critical condition after a second Novichok attack on the streets of the United Kingdom.

Counter Terror police are now leading the investigation which Wiltshire Police have confirmed is now a major incident.

Police initially warned members of the public about a bad batch of heroin believing they’ve taken drugs.

Two people who are a couple are now in a critical condition have been exposed to the Novichok substance.

They are both British nationals who are local to the area, the next of kin have not yet been contacted.

Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess were found unconscious in a property within Muggleton Road, Amesbury, Wiltshire. which is just 10 miles away from Salisbury and the previous nerve agent attack.

The incident occurred just one day after the pair visited the area that Russian Spy Sergei Skripal and his Daughter Yulia were poisoned with the same nerve agent in March.

Police have been quick to confirm they do not believe this incident is linked to Russia or the Skripals in any way.