London called the working version of the new case of poisoning “the Rookie”
The incident in the British town of Amesbury, where two people were exposed to nerve agent, “the Rookie” may not be a new use case for the toxic substance, said Thursday the Minister of safety in the UK Ben Wallace channel Sky News.
According to Wallace, the working theory of investigators is that the victims in Amesbury suffered from the remnants of the substance used to poison former GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
“This was not an attack,” — said the Minister. He also noted that the investigation is no evidence that the victims in Amesbury associated with Kripalani.
About poisoning people in Amesbury became known on 4 July. The incident occurred on Saturday, June 30. That day in the hospital brought the man and the woman in an unconscious state. Police said that the victims allegedly were exposed to an unknown substance. While initially the police did not rule out that we are talking about drugs.
Amesbury is located near Salisbury, where in March poisoned “Rookie” of the former GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia. Investigating a new case of poisoning has engaged in a counter-terrorism unit of Scotland Yard. In the night of Thursday, Scotland Yard said that the victims were exposed to a “Newbie”. It showed the results of tests carried out in Porton Down is the training centre for protection against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazards.