British police race to find source of new nerve agent poisoning

Share
British police race to find source of new nerve agent poisoning

The pair remain in critical condition after being rushed on Saturday to Salisbury District Hospital, the same hospital that treated former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia who were poisoned in March.

British investigators have descended upon a small English town to find out how two seemingly random individuals were exposed to the same Soviet-era nerve agent that almost killed a former Russian double agent and his daughter earlier this year.

Prime Minister Theresa May subsequently pointed the finger of blame at agents working for Vladimir Putin's Russian Federation.

The two patients "are both now receiving treatment for suspected exposure to an unknown substance at Salisbury District Hospital", a police statement said.

Russian Federation denied involvement in the first attack.

"The Novichok gel that was smeared on the handle of the Skripals' house was presumably transported in some device or syringe", he said.

Two people in their 40s fall ill at a property in Muggleton Road in Amesbury, about eight miles to the north of Salisbury. Still, residents could not contain their unease with a second brush with Novichok, even though public health officials said the risk of contamination to anyone was very low.

He said it has not yet been possible to ascertain whether the nerve agent is from the same batch of Novichok. They spent weeks in hospital before being discharged. They've also said that, unlike the Skripals, the couple was not deliberately targeted with the Soviet-era nerve agent, which acts rapidly to slow the heart and restrict airways.

The United States and European allies took the side of Britain and blamed Russian Federation for the incident.

Russian chemical weapons expert Anton Utkin told Rossiya 1's "60 Minutes" programme that both the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal and the incident in Amesbury "could somehow be linked with some sort of narcotics".

"How dumb they think [Russia] is to use "again" so-called "Novichok" in the middle of the FIFA World Cup and after the special session of the CSP...", the tweet reads. The people affected are not officially named by police, who still believe they have fallen victim to a contaminated batch of drugs - "possibly heroin or crack cocaine".

Wallace did add, however, that he is "waiting for the phone call from the Russian state - the offer is there".

"I have received test results from Porton Down (military research centre) which show that the two people have been exposed to the nerve agent Novichok", Neil Basu, Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer, told reporters. "They are the ones who could fill in all the clues to keep people safe".

Police said officers were called Saturday morning about a collapsed woman in Amesbury, then were summoned back in the evening after a man fell ill at the same property.

British police scoured sections of Salisbury and Amesbury in southwest England on Friday, searching for a small vial feared to be contaminated with traces of the deadly nerve agent Novichok.

The Skripals' illness initially baffled doctors after they were found unconscious March 4 on a park bench in Salisbury.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Let’s Break Down That ‘Ant-Man And The Wasp’ Post-Credits Scene
Marvel Cinematic Universe's 20th film, Ant-Man and the Wasp opened in theatres across the globe today, minus India. In Infinity War , Doctor Strange says there is only one probability in which the Avengers win against Thanos.

World powers try keep Iran nuclear deal alive
Washington has since told countries they must stop buying the OPEC producer's oil from November 4 or face financial consequences.

3 individuals who went missing from Shannon Falls confirmed dead
Gamble and Lyakh attempted to save her but they also fell and got swept into the currents, according to the Vancouver Sun . Shannon Falls and any trails leading to the pool system at the top of the falls remained closed to the public on Wednesday.

Samsung is reportedly developing a curved battery for its foldable phone
Now, new reports have surfaced claiming the device will feature a 6000mAh curved battery and is set to debut at CES 2019. A new filing by the FCC in the USA shows the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 9 S-stylus will have Bluetooth capabilities.

Gary Anderson Claimed His First Coral UK Open Title
A Few Information About Gary Anderson Gary Anderson is a professional darts player who was born in 1970 in Musselburgh. He’s 24 years younger than Gary Anderson, so we can agree that the experience made the difference in this case.

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns, Trump Tweets
The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington-no fan of Pruitt-offered a one-word statement: " Good ". In recent weeks, top aides and EPA staffers resigned, as Congress continued to probe Pruitt's apparent misdealings.

Winners of Max Polyakov’s initiative Vernadsky Challenge hit the top of CES 2018
The engineering startup competition provides its participants with reviews from industry expert, as well as customer feedback. The organizers are interested in a wide range of fields from space technology and robotics to military and medical equipment.

Intel denies halting production of 5G modems following Apple snub
The third possibility for not wanting the hardware could be that Apple is planning to make its own hardware. Reportedly, Apple has notified Intel that it will no longer use its mobile modem for its next-gen iPhone.

'Black Day': Shehbaz Sharif condemns Avenfield reference verdict against Nawaz, Maryam
The court ruled that the Sharif family's Avenfield apartments in London shall be seized by the federal government. But he has kept de facto control of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party that he founded.

Top Resources for NAHQ CPHQ Exam
This is why it is highly crucial that you go through the exam content outline or exam objectives before you start your study. You don’t need to buy these guides; having one of them is enough to give you all you need to prepare for your test.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.