English Woman Exposed To Nerve Agent Dies

English Woman Exposed To Nerve Agent Dies

"This bad news has only served to strengthen our resolve to identify and bring to justice the person or persons responsible for what I can only describe as an outrageous, reckless and barbaric act", said Neil Basu, chief of the Metropolitan Police's counter-terrorism division.

That afternoon, the 45-year-old man fell ill at the same address in Amesbury and was also hospitalised.

Test samples from Sturgess and Rowley show they were exposed to Novichok "after touching a contaminated item with their hands", police said.

"Detectives are working as quickly and as diligently as possible to identify the source of the contamination, but this has not been established at this time", police said on Sunday.

After the hospitalisation of Ms Sturgess and Mr Rowley, Mr Javid accused the Russian state of using Britain as a "dumping ground for poison".

The poisoning of the Skripals, both of whom spent weeks in hospital before being discharged, was blamed by the United Kingdom government on Russian Federation.

There is no evidence that Sturgess and the other victim visited any of the sites that had been decontaminated after the Skripals' poisoning, police said, adding that they could not say whether the nerve agent came from the same batch as the one the Skripals came in contact with.

Police in HAZMAT suits as they investigate the poisoning of two people in Salisbury.

"However, it is important that the investigation is led by the evidence available and the facts alone".

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the tragic death of 44 year old Dawn Sturgess, as reported by AC Neil Basu and the Prime Minister.

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"I am appalled and shocked by the death of Dawn Sturgess, and my thoughts and condolences go to her family and loved ones", May wrote on Twitter.

She said: "The government is committed to providing full support to the local community as it deals with this tragedy".

The man remains critically ill in hospital.

Dawn Sturgess died after exposure to a nerve agent in southeast England.

She said: "The staff here at Salisbury District Hospital worked tirelessly to save Dawn".

The British couple were believed to have become exposed to Novichok by handling a "contaminated item", with speculation that it could have been the container used to administer the nerve agent to the Skripals.

Russia, now hosting the soccer World Cup, has denied any involvement in the March incident and suggested the British security services carried out the attack to stoke anti-Moscow hysteria. A number of Western countries expelled dozens of Russian diplomats in response to the poisonings.

He added: "This awful news has only served to strengthen our resolve to identify and bring to justice the person or persons responsible for what I can only describe as an outrageous, reckless and barbaric act".

"A lethal dose ... and the person will die immediately".

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