Police determining if couple poisoned by ‘same batch’ of Novichok from Skripal case

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Tents set up by search teams are seen at the end of Rollestone Street, outside the John Baker House for homeless people in Salisbury, England, Friday, July 6, 2018. British police are scouring sections of Salisbury and Amesbury in southwest England, searching for a container feared to be contaminated with traces of the deadly nerve agent Novichok. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Counter-terrorism investigators in England are trying to determine if the Novichok nerve agent that made two critically ill is from the “same batch” used on an ex-Russian spy.

The couple were rushed to the hospital from a house in Amesbury last weekend. The house is roughly 12-kilometers from Salisbury – the site of that poisoning attack on the former Russian spy and his daughter back in March.

CGTN’s Paul Barber reports.

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