Salisbury attack: Statement from Mayor John Biggs

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Following the Metropolitan Police's update on the Salisbury and Amesbury investigation released earlier today, Mayor John Biggs has issued the following statement:

“Today’s announcement that the two suspects connected to the Salisbury nerve agent attack stayed at the CityStay Hotel on Bow Road will rightly concern local people.

“We should be reassured that following tests, experts deemed that the room was safe and that it posed no risk to the public.

“People in the East End will be appalled that these dangerous chemicals were brought into our community.

"I want to thank the police for their continued efforts to keep our community safe. We will continue to work closely with them to support them in any way we can.

"I would urge anyone who stayed in the hotel between 4 March and 4 May 2018 to contact the investigation team by calling 0800 789 321 or by emailing salisbury2018@met.police.uk."

To read the latest statement from Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, please visit the Metropolitan Police website.

To see the latest guidance from Public Health England, please read this statement from Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies.

Posted on Wednesday 5th September 2018