A POLICE officer has attended a hospital in Swindon this evening for medical advice in connection with an ongoing incident in Amesbury, say officials.

According to a statement released by Salisbury District Hospital the officer has now been transferred there for the appropriate tests to be completed.

An official spokesperson has reassured staff and members of the public that people at the Swindon hospital need not be concerned.

"There is nothing to suggest there is any wider risk to anyone at the hospital," they said.

Staff at the Swindon hospital had been seen emerging from a rear entrance to the hospital’s emergency department wearing green hazardous waste suits.

The plastic suits are designed to protect those wearing them from harmful chemicals and other substances.

At around 8.10pm they came out doors marked ambulance staff only and removed the green suits.

Additionally police officers were stationed outside the emergency department.

Staff at the scene were telling members of the public the urgent care centre remains open, but that the nearest emergency department open to the public was at Bath or Cirencester.

Both Great Western Hospital and Wiltshire Police have declined to comment further at this time.

Meanwhile, Home Secretary Sajid Javid said there were "no current plans" to impose fresh sanctions on Russia, despite accusing the country of using Britain as a "dumping ground" for poison.

During a brief tour of Amesbury in Wiltshire, where two residents remain critically ill in hospital after being exposed to the nerve agent Novichok, Mr Javid said he would not "jump to conclusions" over the latest attack.

It comes four months after former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia fell ill after being exposed to Novichok in nearby Salisbury.

Police have yet to identify any individuals responsible for the poisoning, and are working to establish how the latest victims - Dawn Sturgess, 44, and her partner Charlie Rowley, 45 - came into contact with the nerve agent.

Mr Javid told the Press Association: "Clearly what we have already determined, what our expert scientists have determined, is that the nerve agent in this incident is the exact same nerve agent as was used back in March (when the Skripals were poisoned).

"We know back in March that was the Russians. We know it was a barbaric inhuman act by the Russian state. Again for this particular incident we need to learn more and let the police do their work."

Asked if secrecy had been prioritised over public safety, Mr Javid said: "No, I think the advice both from the first incident and now was absolutely correct.

"There is no evidence at this point that the two individuals hurt by this incident visited any of the areas that the Skripals visited.

"That said, I think everyone would want to listen to the advice of the professionals and make sure we take some precautions."

Mr Javid, who visited the site for around 25 minutes in addition to a 45-minute private meeting with emergency responders, met with Angus Macpherson, the Conservative police and crime commissioner for Wiltshire and Kier Pritchard, the Wiltshire police chief constable.

He also briefly met some residents inside the police cordon, but others said they were disappointed he did not talk with them.