Vehicle seized as investigation into deadly Novichok nerve agent widens in England

11 July, 2018, 02:21 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Dawn Sturgess has died

He is in a critical but stable condition, and is now conscious.

Charlie Rowley, 45, was poisoned along with Dawn Sturgess, who died on Sunday, by the same nerve agent used in the attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in March.

Ms Sturgess died as a result of the exposure and her family have paid tribute to the mother of three, calling her "a gentle soul who was generous to a fault".

Salisbury Hospital officials said on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT) they've seen an improvement in Rowley, who had experienced a "small but significant improvement".

"I want to emphasise to everyone in the Salisbury and Amesbury area that nobody, adult or child, should pick up any foreign object which could contain liquid or gel, in the interests of their own safety", she said.

Ms Sturgess lived in Salisbury, and the couple had been in the city before going to Mr Rowley's flat in nearby Amesbury on Friday 29 June.

"I am hoping Charlie recovers and when he recovers he will be able to tell us and perhaps shed some light on it which will narrow our search dramatically".


In a statement, the distillery said: "Novichok Edition has been in development for some time, and was only named and released after the Skripals had recovered".

Yulia Skripal was discharged from hospital in April and her father was discharged in May.

Central to the investigation is John Baker House, the supported-living accommodation where Ms Sturgess lived, Mr Rowley's home and Salisbury's Queen Elizabeth Gardens, which remains cordoned off.

The couple spent the afternoon and evening of 29 June in Salisbury and visited a number of shops.

Sally Davies, Britan's chief medical adviser, also said the threat to the public is low but reinforced warnings to residents of Salisbury and Amesbury against touching stray containers, syringes, needles, cosmetics or similar objects.

A red Ford Transit van which Mr Rowley had been a passenger in and a bus taken by the pair the night before they became ill have also been taken away for testing.

Recommended:

  • India's top court reviews British-era ban on homosexuality

    India's top court reviews British-era ban on homosexuality

    Momentum for change, said Ashok Row Kavi, a prominent LGBT rights activist, was now virtually "unstoppable". When the supreme court overturned the ruling, they could hardly go back into the closet, he said.
    Hazard will replace Ronaldo at Real Madrid unless told one thing

    Hazard will replace Ronaldo at Real Madrid unless told one thing

    He also shares his thoughts concerning French teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe , saying: 'I have a lot of respect for what he's doing.

    Manchester City seal £60m deal for Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez

    While we can't verify for sure that it is Mahrez, it certainly looks to be and the presence of City staffers would seem to confirm it.
  • France vs Belgium, a short history

    France vs Belgium, a short history

    France will counter with an extremely talented lineup including emerging 19 year-old star Kylian Mbappe leading the way. So all of the above applies for fans hoping to watch England and Croatia play for a spot in the World Cup 2018 finals.
    Houston Astros tabbed for MLB All-Star game

    Houston Astros tabbed for MLB All-Star game

    Altuve led all of Major League Baseball with 4.8 million votes and will start at second base. He previously played in the 2016 All-Star Game as a member of the Nationals.
    Real Madrid's Marco Asensio is staying despite Liverpool links

    Real Madrid's Marco Asensio is staying despite Liverpool links

    Asensio only signed a new six-year contract with Real last September with his release clause set at a whopping £442million. That is the claim of the player's agent Horacio Gaggioli.
  • 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Star Djimon Hounsou Cast As Shazam's Wizard

    'Guardians of the Galaxy' Star Djimon Hounsou Cast As Shazam's Wizard

    Today, we've learned who'll be playing The Wizard, the ancient sorcerer who granted Billy Batson with those powers. Debuting April 5, 2019 , Shazam ! stars Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Zachary Levi as Shazam , Mark Strong as Dr.
    U.S. Soybean Vessel Was Loaded for China Just Before Duties

    U.S. Soybean Vessel Was Loaded for China Just Before Duties

    And now her goods are avoiding the sweeping tariffs enacted by President Trump in his trade war with China. In response, the country or countries affected by those tariffs impose their own fees on imports.
    Belgium Team vs France, Predicted XI

    Belgium Team vs France, Predicted XI

    Henry is France's all-time record goalscorer but tonight his motivation is to watch Belgium reach the final of the tournament. The 25-year-old Varane has been does well in Russian Federation , scoring the first goal against Uruguay with a header.
  • USC Crushes Steve Sarkisian In $30 Million Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

    USC Crushes Steve Sarkisian In $30 Million Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

    However, Sarkisian also reportedly showed signs of being intoxicated during a game and at a team meeting. In a statement Monday, Sarkisian said he's disappointed by the decision but will respect it and move on.

    Duchess of Sussex stuns in Dior dress at RAF Centenary

    On the accessories front, Meghan carried a black Givenchy clutch, Birks earrings, and Aquazzura shoes. They will go on to a garden party at the Glencairn House - the United Kingdom embassy in Dublin.
    RAF100: Watch The Full Flypast To Celebrate The RAF's 100th Birthday

    RAF100: Watch The Full Flypast To Celebrate The RAF's 100th Birthday

    Lincolnshire's RAF Red Arrows and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster will fly over Buckingham Palace for the flypast at 1pm.


Popular

Indiana Jones delayed to 2021 as Disney shakes up movie schedule
That latter date of February 12, 2021 , now belongs to an untitled Marvel movie, which was originally scheduled for July. Spielberg also has a number of films in front of " Indiana Jones ", including a remake of " West Side Story ".

Rescue Mission Successful! Entire Thai Soccer Team Evacuated from Cave
Elon Musk posted video and photos from inside the cave in Thailand where four boys and their soccer coach remain trapped. Onlookers cheered, "Hooyah moo pa!" - a reference to the name of the boys' soccer team, Moo Pa, or Wild Boars.

Israeli unmanned spacecraft to land on Moon in 2019
For the first time in its history, Israel will have a spacecraft on the moon next year, the SpaceIL corporation announced Tuesday. The Israeli spacecraft, about the size of a dishwasher, measure about 6.6 feet in diameter and about 1.65 feet in height.

Cristiano Ronaldo "opens new stage" in life with move to Juventus
Real paid tribute to Ronaldo in a lengthy statement on their website and said the player had asked to be transferred. I can only give thanks to all of them for the love and affection that I have received.

All 12 boys and coach safe after Thailand cave rescue
A family member told CNN Monday that they hadn't been told which boys had been pulled out, and who is still trapped in the cave. He shared images and video as four members of the soccer team, as well as their coach , were still trapped inside.

Roadside system detects phone use in cars, activates warning sign
The council said that enabling the system to record specific number plates could be a "future development" with it. The signs have been set up in four locations around Norfolk and will be moved to new sites in a month.

Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law arrested following conviction in corruption case
The interior ministry has placed their names on the Exit Control List , which bars individuals from leaving the country. Sharif along with Maryam had gone to London last month to see his ailing wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.

Thailand cave rescue: Rescued boys are 'happy and well'
The search and rescue operation has involved dozens of global experts and rescuers, including a U.S. military team. The four boys rescued Sunday were receiving medical treatment at a hospital in Chiang Rai, around 35 miles away.

Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive in Ireland for tour
At her first Trooping the Colour on June 9, she wore an off-the-shoulder blush pink Carolina Herrera two-piece skirt suit . The Duke and Duchess of Sussex began their first official global visit together when they arrived in Ireland on Tuesday.

Deschamps Says Henry Facing France ‘Bizarre’
If he says something, it always turns out to be something helpful. "He's quick and strong, a complete defender", Vermaelen said.