Statement on the incident in Salisbury

08 March 2018

The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, made a statement in the House of Commons today on the incident in Salisbury in which two individuals were poisoned.

Rudd informed the House that the police "have cordoned all known sites in Salisbury that were visited by the two initial victims before they became unwell, and are taking the necessary measures to protect public safety".

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