Detectives working on the Novichok Attack Investigation in Salisbury from last year have confirmed that traces of the nerve agent were found in a blood sample from a second police officer.

The officer from the Wiltshire Police responded to the attack targeting Sergei and Yulia Skripal. At the scene the officer began showing symptoms indicating exposure to trace amounts of Novichok.

At that time the officers blood was sampled and proceeded to be tested in March of 2018. Details of the test are now being made public, and confirm exposure to the chemical agent.

Metropolitan Police and the Counter Terrorism Policing Network stress that the investigation is ongoing and are continuing to urge the public to come forward with any additional information. At 0800 789 321 or email salisbury2018@met.police.uk

To date two men identified as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov are wanted by UK police for links to the attack against Sergei and Yulia Skripal as well as Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey.

Source: Metropolitan Police