Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Bottle Of Novichok Nerve Agent Found In Victim's Home

Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned in March Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned in March
Steven Clarke | 18 July, 2018, 04:45

Sturgess, 44, died on July 8. Her partner Mr Rowley, 45, is still seriously ill in hospital.

Police said the nerve agent come from a small bottle which they discovered in Mr Rowley's house in Amesbury.

Earlier it was reported that Charlie Rowley's first words when he woke from a coma were 'They killed my girlfriend, They killed my girlfriend!'

Police are still looking into where the bottle came from and how it came to be in Rowley's house.

The police said further testing was trying to establish whether the substance that affected Rowley and Sturgess was from the same batch as was used against the Skripals.

Rowley's brother Matthew told BBC News that his brother is "absolutely not the brother I know" as he recovers in the hospital.

The poisoning of the father and daughter is being investigated as attempted murder.

Police refused to confirm the claim but have previously said the poison was in a small bottle.

Officials say: "If you didn't drop it, then don't pick it up".

Dawn Sturgess died a week after being posioned
Dawn Sturgess died a week after being posioned Credit Reuters

In a statement detailing the difficulties police face over the probe, Basu said each search has to be meticulously planned to ensure that traces of the deadly agent don't get leaked out.

Wiltshire Chief Constable Kier Pritchard welcomed the development, describing it as "significant and encouraging".

While the risk of further poisonings remains "low", Basu said, "cordons will remain in place for some considerable time. This is to allow thorough searches to continue as a precautionary measure for public safety and to assist the investigation team", he said.

Britain has invited independent technical experts from the worldwide chemical weapons watchdog to the United Kingdom early next week to test and independently confirm the identity of the nerve agent, the British Foreign Office said on July 13. The organization has the power to assign blame for chemical weapons use.

It is believed they handled an item contaminated with the Russian-made chemical weapon.

The two latest victims fell ill in nearby Amesbury.

Novichok and other nerve agents bind to a receptor site in the brain where they disrupt cholinesterase, a type of enzyme needed for proper functioning of the nervous system, Chai explained.

Russian Federation has strongly denied poisoning the Skripals, sparking a diplomatic row that has led to tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions between Britain and its allies and Russian Federation.

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