Novichok victim released from United Kingdom hospital

Novichok victim released from United Kingdom hospital

Novichok victim released from United Kingdom hospital

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

Ms Sturgess died on July 8 and a murder inquiry has been launched. "As part of the care we gave to Charlie, and the other victims of this nerve agent, we decontaminated them", Lorna Wilkinson, the director of nursing at Salisbury District Hospital, told the Guardian newspaper.

It is believed that Sturgess sprayed what she thought was perfume on her body and was thus affected by a dose 10 times larger than that used against the Skripals.

Mr Rowley, 45, collapsed after coming into contact with the substance at his home in Amesbury, Wiltshire on June 30.

While Yulia was discharged from Salisbury District Hospital in April, Skripal was released in May.

Public Health England medical director Paul Cosford has said Mr Rowley's discharge from hospital does not pose a risk to the public.

He reiterated that the public should not pick up items such as syringes, needles, cosmetics or objects made of plastic, metal, or glass.

Kier Pritchard of Wilshire Police said on Twitter on Friday afternoon.

The couple were exposed in Amesbury, near Salisbury, where Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were also poisoned by novichok in March.

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They have since been discharged from hospital. Britain was quick to condemn Russian Federation for the attack, as Novichok is a substance manufactured only there, but Moscow has denied playing any role in the matter and demanded proof.

Last week, the Metropolitan Police confirmed they had found a small bottle believed to be the source of the contamination.

Sturgess's family paid tribute to the mother of three, calling her "a gentle soul who was generous to a fault".

"I can't say anything else about it but I hope the police are able to identify him for her sake".

The police said that there was no hint that Rowley and Sturgess were targeted in a deliberate matter.

Both survived after being left critically ill in hospital.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will analyse the substance before reporting back its conclusions. "They (the investigators) are sure they (the suspects) are Russian".

They are believed to have been identified through CCTV, cross-checked with border entry data.

Investigators are working on the theory that Sturgess sprayed Novichok straight onto her skin, the PA source said.

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