Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Condition of man hospitalized in poisoning improves

Dawn Sturgess, 44, died in hospital at the weekend and her partner Charlie Rowley remains critically ill in hospital.

Yulia Skripal was discharged from hospital in April and her father was discharged in May.

Workers in camouflage gear were seen collecting the white Audi from an address in the town.

We have arranged the transportation of a auto from an address in Swindon this evening in relation to the ongoing incident.

Police are yet to recover the contaminated container and Public Health England have warned against picking up 'any odd items such as needles, syringes or unusual containers'.

Police are yet to recover that item but Public Health England said the risk to the public is low and warned against picking up "any odd items such as needles, syringes or unusual containers". "A dedicated phone line is up and running for anyone who has any concerns or information relating to this incident".

Dawn was from Salisbury and was taken ill at her partner Mr Rowley's flat in nearby Amesbury.

Residents also claimed he had told them both his vehicle and his clothes were being taken to the government laboratory at Porton Down to be destroyed.

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It's back to the ol' grafting'", she added. "She's disappointed that Andrew has decided to make this public at this stage". She then made a reference to her job as Love Island host, saying: "At least there's a Villa waiting for me.

The Metropolitan police assistant commissioner, Neil Basu, said on Monday that the substance that led to Sturgess and Rowley falling ill was in a vessel or container when the couple came across it.

Ms Sturgess died on Sunday.

Meanwhile, British police said on Monday (Tuesday NZT) they believe the latest victims of poisoning by a nerve agent must have handled the material's container and been subjected to a "high dose" of the lethal poison. It was most likely that the container police are hunting for was linked to the attack on the Skripals four months earlier.

Several sites have been cordoned off.

The family thanked the "wonderful doctors" who cared for Sturgess, giving her "every possible chance of survival and treated her with the utmost care and dignity", the local community for their support, and police.

"It was subsequently taken to DSTL and following further scientific advice, the investigation team also carried out forensic enquiries on the bus as they look to establish the point at which Dawn and Charlie were contaminated with the nerve agent".

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has blamed Russian Federation for committing "an attack on British soil" over the latest poisonings.

Mr Williamson went one stage further and said: 'The simple reality is that Russian Federation has committed an attack on British soil which has seen the death of a British citizen.

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