Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Amesbury poisoning: Police REVEAL source of deadly Novichok

Amesbury poisoning: Police REVEAL source of deadly Novichok

Police have found a bottle believed to have contained the novichok that killed Dawn Sturgess and poisoned Charle Rowley in Wiltshire, Scotland Yard have announced.

Officers have recovered a small bottle from the house of Charlie Rowley, which has since been confirmed as Novichok. Her partner, 45-year-old Charlie Rowley, was in critical condition, but has since regained consciousness.

This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly.

Two people were exposed to the nerve agent Novichok in Amesbury on 30 June. Sturgess died in a hospital on Sunday.

Cops said a small bottle was recovered after searching the scene of Rowley's house in Amesbury.

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British detectives investigating the poisoning of two people by the nerve agent Novichok in southern England say scientists have found the source of the deadly substance.

Further scientific tests will determine whether the toxic nerve agent came from the same batch that contaminated former Russian spy Sergei and his daughter, Yulia Skripal in March.

Further tests are also being carried out to see if the Novichok came from the same batch that was applied to the front door of Skripal's house in Salisbury.

A police auto was transported from Monkton Park in Chippenham, Wits, while a rapid response vehicle was taken from the Air Ambulance base in Semington, Wilts.

On Tuesday evening, military staff in Hazmat suits seized a white Audi belonging to an Air Ambulance paramedic who treated Ms Sturgess, and wrapped it in clingfilm. However, we can not guarantee that there isn't any more of the substance left and cordons will remain in place for some considerable time.

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