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Another Novichok Poisoning?

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TokyoSushi Wed 04-Jul-18 21:57:05

Just breaking news now, how awful, I wonder how on Earth it's happening?

AuntieStella Wed 04-Jul-18 22:03:02

The 'breaking news' that just popped up for me:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44719639

And from earlier today: Amesbury: Two collapse near Russian spy poisoning site

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-44707052

It's baffling, why now? And why two together (again)?

PaintBySticker Wed 04-Jul-18 22:03:53

Could these second people be the people who poisoned the Skripals?

I have no reason to think this except that if they are just an ‘ordinary British couple’ how on earth did they come in contact with the same nerve agent all these months later?

Whatever the circumstances I hope they recover.

TokyoSushi Wed 04-Jul-18 22:05:05

I suppose it's possible Paint, what a terrible and completely unexpected thing to happen.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Wed 04-Jul-18 22:06:34

I can only assume they had the misfortune to come into contact with the place where the original poison was assembled/stored.

I can't get my head round the idea of wanting to poison another human being, but having said that, it seems particularly reckless to do it in such a way that people who have absolutely nothing to do with the target are also at risk. Maybe that's part of Putin's aim, to cause widespread panic and alarm?

I hope they're OK. Salisbury Hospital did wonders with the Skripals.

AmazingGrace16 Wed 04-Jul-18 22:07:27

It's just awful.
There's definitely more to the story than what we know

TokyoSushi Wed 04-Jul-18 22:10:09

Yes I'm sure, the BBC news seems to be going along the lines that they've somehow come into contact with 'leftover' nerve agent from the March attack.

Pinkgeorge Wed 04-Jul-18 22:10:18

It’s vrry worrying

MissCherryCakeyBun Wed 04-Jul-18 22:12:27

They have just moved into the property it seems.....so maybe it's rented and the previous people may have been the perpetrators of the original poisoning?

PaintBySticker Wed 04-Jul-18 22:13:13

MissCherry - that certainly sounds feasible.

TokyoSushi Wed 04-Jul-18 22:13:53

Yes that could be true MissCherry

Heratnumber7 Wed 04-Jul-18 22:19:30

We reckon they are secret agents

TokyoSushi Wed 04-Jul-18 22:24:43

OhYouBadBadKitten was very knowledgable on the last thread and another poster who maybe had a scientific background was fascinating although I've forgotten their name blush

gluteustothemaximus Wed 04-Jul-18 22:27:49

I raised up the old thread, as I couldn't find a thread on it all day (and then I find two at once just now..)

Since this morning, I have been thinking 'what the fuck is going on!'

I'm still no closer to an answer.

ElizabethG81 Wed 04-Jul-18 22:28:31

The BBC showed some footage from someone's mobile phone, which was supposedly of the scene outside the couple's house when one of them was taken to hospital on Saturday. There were police, a fire engine and a large cordoned off area. Yet the official line is that they thought the couple had OD'd on heroin or crack cocaine until the past couple of days. Seems bizarre that there'd be that kind of emergency service response for a suspected heroin overdose....

TokyoSushi Wed 04-Jul-18 22:29:59

Me neither. I can't believe it would be another, separate attack, just the same as in March, they must be connected somehow, either accidentally or the more sinister option of being on purpose for some reason.

TokyoSushi Wed 04-Jul-18 22:30:38

Yes I agree Elizabeth, I think they must have known about this for a few days.

gluteustothemaximus Wed 04-Jul-18 22:34:34

Yes Elizabeth, they knew. And as always, they choose when and what they say to us.

But don't worry everyone, there's no risk to the wider public, and if there is, just get your baby wipes out hmm

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 04-Jul-18 22:38:20

There's been a v. slow thread going www.mumsnet.com/Talk/in_the_news/3296465-salisbury-two-in-critical-condition

It's been surprisingly quiet.

I'll dig out the thread from 4 months ago. I wouldn't say I was knowledgable though blush

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 04-Jul-18 22:39:28

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/in_the_news/3187585-Is-there-a-thread-about-the-poisoning-of-Sirkal thread 1 about the Skripals.

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 04-Jul-18 22:41:24

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/in_the_news/3217649-Poisoning-of-Sergei-and-Yulia-Skripal-part-2 thread 2.

Incidentally, on these kind of threads I always put the full thread title in visibly so that people can check they aren't being taken to dodgy sources.

RunMummyRun68 Wed 04-Jul-18 22:43:53

How long have they been in that house?

Could find loads of info on the woman, not so much the man though

TokyoSushi Wed 04-Jul-18 22:47:28

Hello OYBBK! If not knowledgeable then at least far, far better at organising these threads than me! #Imisssnowwatch

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 04-Jul-18 22:50:30

lol! Snow watch may be a little while grin

PrincessFiorimonde Wed 04-Jul-18 22:58:02

They have just moved into the property it seems.....so maybe it's rented and the previous people may have been the perpetrators of the original poisoning?

I believe they'd moved in to a newly built estate.

BBC Newsight reporting the couple may have come in contact with the novichok where it was discarded after the Skripal attack.

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