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Government to hold emergency talks after second Novichok poisoning

After counter-terror police confirmed that two people who had collapsed in Amesbury, Wiltshire over the weekend had been poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok, Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that he will chair a meeting of the government’s emergency committee, Cobr.

In a statement released a few minutes ago, Javid said:

‘The Amesbury investigation is ongoing and the police must be given the space they need to continue establishing the full facts.

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Isabel Hardman
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Isabel Hardman
Isabel Hardman is assistant editor of The Spectator and author of Why We Get the Wrong Politicians. She also presents Radio 4’s Week in Westminster.

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