Two critical after Salisbury substance 'exposure'

From BBC - March 5, 2018

Two people are in a critical condition after being exposed to an "unknown substance".

Wiltshire Police were called on Sunday afternoon to help a man and a woman in Salisbury who were subsequently taken to the city's district hospital.

A number of locations in the city centre have been cordoned off and the A&E department at the hospital was closed on Monday morning.

Public Health England (PHE) said there was no "wider risk".

A major incident has been declared at Salisbury District Hospital but neither police or the hospital have commented further.

A spokesman said: "PHE understands that those exposed to the substances have been decontaminated, as is standard practice in situations like this.


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