Major incident after two people exposed to unknown substance

A major incident has been declared in Wiltshire after two people may have been exposed to an unknown substance in Amesbury.

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Police cordons removed in Salisbury

The cordons put in place earlier today have now been removed. Credit: ITV West Country

The cordons put in place earlier today have now been removed.

The two bins remain in the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down for analysis.

According to Public Health England, the risk to the public remains low.

Street bins taken for testing after speaking to Novichok victim Charlie Rowley

The bins will be taken to Porton Down for analysis Credit: PA

Police have removed two bins from a cordoned-off area behind shops in Catherine Street, Salisbury after speaking to Charlie Rowley.

Officers have been asking Mr Rowley about what he remembers before falling ill. The removal of the bins is a result of more conversations with the Novichok victim.

The bins will be taken to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down for analysis.

The advice from Public Health England remains that the risk to the public is low.

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