British Police Reportedly Identify Russian Suspects In Nerve Agent Attack On Skripals

25 July, 2018, 01:01 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Military personnel investigating the poisoning of Sergei Skripal in a Salisbury car park

A perfume bottle containing the remnants of the nerve agent used in the Salisbury spy attack broke in the hands of a heroin addict after he watched his girlfriend spray the toxin on her wrists, it emerged yesterday.

Mr Rowley and Ms Sturgess were exposed to the deadly nerve agent after handling a contaminated bottle later found at Mr Rowley's home in Amesbury, near Salisbury. Sturgess died on July 8 from Novichok poisoning while Rowley is still being treated at a hospital.

Five hours after her collapse, police said, an ambulance was called back to the same address for Rowley, who also fell ill and was taken to the hospital.

The Metropolitan Police, who are leading the investigation, declined to comment.

A 45-year-old British man who was left critically ill after being exposed to the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok has regained consciousness, the hospital treating him said on Tuesday.

'I tried to console him and said that he needed to try and keep as strong as possible so he can recover.

On July 19, British media reported that investigators believe they have identified the suspects responsible for the Skripal attack using security-camera footage and records of people entering the country.

Yulia Skripal
Yulia Skripal

Salisbury District Hospital say their thoughts are with the family and friends of Charlie's partner, Dawn Sturgess at this time 'as they go through the hard process of coming to terms with her death'.

"They (the investigators) are sure they (the suspects) are Russian", the report quoted the source as saying. Britain has blamed Russian Federation for poisoning the spy and his daughter, who both recovered, as well as accidently poisoning the two other Britons.

Specialists in hazmat suits looking for in public toilets Salisbury, traces of nerve agents are a novice. Rowley remains in the hospital.

The police found no evidence that Rowley and Sturgess ever talked with the ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia.

The Director of Nursing, Lorna Wilkinson, also said staff have "decontaminated" Charlie, with Public Health England advising that "he poses no risk to the community". Russian Federation has repeatedly denied any involvement in the attack.

Police officers search a river in Queen Elizabeth Gardens on Thursday.

Rowley, however, will remain under police protection as detectives continue their investigation into how the couple came into contact with the nerve agent.



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