Bishop Responds to Second Attack

by Gerry Lynch last modified 05 Jul, 2018 04:55 PM

Bishop Nicholas responds after two further South Wilts people affected by novichok

The Bishop of Salisbury has responded to the news that a two further people in South Wiltshire are ill suffering from the effects of exposure to the nerve agent novichok.

The Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury, said. “The poisoning of Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess is very troubling. They are being prayed for in the cathedral and the local churches.

“Thank God for the emergency services and the experienced care of the Salisbury District Hospital. As with the earlier incident with the Skripals, it is going to take time to discover what exactly has happened.

“The risks are said by Public Health England to be very low. That is clearly true given that no-one else is sick.

“Salisbury continues to get on with life with that same care, resourcefulness and strength of character that has been so apparent these last months.

“It is a beautiful summer and a great time to visit this wonderful cathedral city.”

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