British police continue hunt for poison used against ex-spy

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By: AP | London |
Updated: July 8, 2018 11:34:33 am


A member of a specialist team wearing a protective police suit takes a picture in the front doorway as they search the fenced off John Baker House for homeless people on Rollestone Street in Salisbury, England, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Authorities conducted extensive forensic tests Saturday looking for the source of a nerve agent that sickened two people thought to have handled a contaminated item from the March attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter.

A police officer also underwent a precautionary test at a hospital to check for possible contamination related to the case, but Wiltshire Police said late Saturday that he had been cleared.

The man and woman poisoned a week ago are in critical condition at Salisbury District Hospital, which is also where…

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