Published: Sat, July 21, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Novichok victim released from United Kingdom hospital

Novichok victim released from United Kingdom hospital

"Charlie has been through an appalling experience most of us could never imagine", she said.

According to London, former Russian military intelligence (GRU) Colonel Sergei Skripal, 66, who had been convicted in Russia of spying for Great Britain and later swapped for Russian intelligence officers, and his daughter Yulia, 33, suffered the effects of an alleged nerve agent in the British city of Salisbury on March 4.

"Today is a very welcome milestone in his recovery and all of us here at Salisbury Hospital wish him well as he continues to get better".

Ms Sturgess died on July 8 and a murder inquiry has been launched.

Sturgess and her partner Charlie Rowley, 45, both residents of Amesbury, a town eight miles north of Salisbury, were hospitalized on June 30.

Investigators have trawled through thousands of hours of CCTV footage seeking to identify all pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles that passed through significant areas using facial recognition technology.

Detectives believe a team of Russians assassins were sent to the United Kingdom to murder the former Kremlin double agent back in March and are hunting up to six suspects.

Government departments and the Metropolitan Police, whose counter-terrorism unit is investigating the poisoning, refused to comment on the report when contacted by AFP.

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That is a reference to Trump's meeting with Putin in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, with the encounter widely regarded as a disaster. He has made contradictory statements over whether he believes Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 USA election.

Russian Federation has strongly denied involvement in the Skripal attack, sparking a row that has led to tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions between Britain and its allies and Moscow.

They have since been discharged from hospital.

She said the Public Health England body had advised that Rowley poses no risk to the public.

Police say the source of the Novichok which killed Sturgess was a small bottle they found in Rowley's house.

Nursing director Wilkinson said "many people" had come to the hospital concerned about possible exposure to Novichok but that only the five victims already identified had been exposed to the lethal nerve agent.

Salisbury District Hospital say their thoughts are with the family and friends of Charlie's partner, Dawn Sturgess at this time 'as they go through the hard process of coming to terms with her death'. We wish him the best with his ongoing recovery.

On Thursday, a coroner's inquest was opened and adjourned for mother-of-three Ms Sturgess.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons earlier this week said its inspectors had collected samples in the Amesbury case and were analysing them.

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