Posted on March 8, 2018
The pair were found unconscious and are critically ill in hospital, along with a police officer who went to their aid. A source told BBC News the chemical used on Sunday was likely to be rarer than Sarin or VX nerve agents. Home Secretary Amber Rudd is expected to make a statement in the Commons. Speaking on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Ms Rudd said the police officer remained in a very serious condition but was “talking and engaging” so she was “optimistic” for him. Police said government scientists had identified the nerve agent used, but would not make that information public at this stage.