Around 180 military personnel including Royal Marines with specialist chemical warfare training are being deployed to Salisbury, Scotland Yard says.
The news comes after Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, visited the city centre this morning. She was seen talking to members of the emergency services about the nerve agent attack.
In a statement this morning, Scotland Yard said: “The Counter Terrorism Policing Network has requested assistance from the military to remove a number of vehicles and objects from the scene in Salisbury town centre as they have the necessary capability and expertise.
“The public should not be alarmed and the public health advice remains the same.
“The military has the expertise and capability to respond to a range of contingencies. The Ministry of Defence regularly assists the emergency services and local authorities in the UK. Military assistance will continue as necessary during this investigation.”