Statement on the Amesbury Incident: 5 July 2018

05 July 2018

Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for the Home Office, made a statement on 5 July 2018 on the Amesbury incident in the House of Commons.

The Amesbury incident refers to a man and woman who are in a critical condition after being exposed to an unknown substance, which counter terrorism officers are investigating. Public Health England advises that there is no significant health risk to the wider public.

In his statement, the Home Secretary reassured the House "we are taking this incident incredibly seriously and are working around the clock to discover precisely what has happened, where and why. Be assured that we have world-leading scientists, intelligence officers and police on this case"

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