UK police launch murder inquiry after Novichok death

UK police launch murder inquiry after Novichok death

UK police launch murder inquiry after Novichok death

Charlie Rowley, 45, who was also exposed to the nerve agent, is critically ill in hospital.

London Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the head of United Kingdom counter terrorism policing, said Ms Sturgess's death was "shocking and tragic news".

Basu said that Sturgess leaves behind three children, and offered thoughts and prayers for the woman's family.

Basu says more than 100 police are working to try and search all areas where Sturgess and Rowley had been before they became ill nine says ago. The Government is committed to providing full support to local community while confronting this tragedy.

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". He had also fallen ill and was taken to the hospital.

The Defense Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down told police on July 4 that the British couple had been exposed to Novichok nerve agent.

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Dawn Sturgess, 44, succumbed to her injuries in a hospital in Salisbury, according to the Metropolitan Police in the United Kingdom.

Police have said they've opened a murder inquiry into Sturgess' death.

Police have said they were exposed after touching a contaminated item with their hands.

Public Health England (PHE) said their assessment "remains that the overall risk to the general public remains low".

"I can assure the people of South Wiltshire that the police will be given all necessary resources to find out exactly what has transpired and bring those responsible to justice".

"The simple reality is that Russian Federation has committed an attack on British soil which has seen the death of a British citizen", Williamson said.

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Police suspect Mr Rowley and Mr Sturgess handled an item from the first attack, which Britain blames on Russian Federation.

However, Russian authorities have repeatedly denied any involvement.

Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the head United Kingdom counter-terrorism policing which is leading the investigation, said he was "unable to say" if the incident in Amesbury is linked to the poisoning of the Skripals on 3 March - but it is their "main line of inquiry".

But officials said there is no evidence that the pair visited any of the sites in Salisbury which were decontaminated after the attempted murders of the Skripals.

The new poisoning has frightened some residents who thought an extensive cleanup had removed the threat of any further Novichok exposure.

The incident comes just months after Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were affected by the nerve agent in Salisbury, though both survived.

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On Saturday, a police officer who attended hospital over concerns he may have been exposed to novichok has been given the all-clear.

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