CONCERNED residents expressed their shock at police and RAF members seizing a neighbour's car in connection with the Novichok poisoning.

The white Audi was wrapped in cling-film by workers in camouflage gear and gas masks on Coronel Close, then hauled onto a trailer and taken away last night.

According to neighbours, the vehicle is owned by Keith Mills, a paramedic for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Rachel Lyon lives just down the road and witnessed the incident.

She said: "It was a shock.

"I was at my next door neighbour's house and I noticed the police cars and army guys as I walked back to my home.

"I went over to speak to one of the PCSOs because I was concerned and they told me it was related to the Novichok case.

"After everything I'd read about it in the news, I was very scared and I wanted it gone and out of my street, though they were here for quite a while.

"This is a brand new estate, I didn't expect anything like this to happen here.

"I've said hello to the family who live at that house in passing but I don't know them very well.

"I hope everyone's alright."

Another resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "The police and RAF turned up at 7.30 and left at 9.30.

"They cordoned off the street, set up a tent and brought a trailer to tow the car away.

"There were around eight to 10 police officers and eight to 10 RAF guys.

"It made me a bit concerned  but the police and RAF didn't seem too worried.

"Apart from the two people in gas masks who were touching the car, everyone was chatting and laughing."

When approached by the Adver, Mr Mills said he had no comment to make.

On Twitter, Wiltshire Police said: "We have arranged the transportation of a car from an address in Swindon this evening in relation to the on-going incident in #Amesbury. The public should not be alarmed by this. Those involved have the training expertise to safely remove the vehicle.

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"The current advice from Public Health England is that the risk to the public remains low. A dedicated phone line is up and running for anyone who has any concerns or information relating to this incident. The number is Freephone 0800 092 0410 or 0207 158 0124. "