Novichok victim discharged from British hospital

Novichok victim discharged from British hospital

Specialists in hazmat suits looking for in public toilets Salisbury, traces of nerve agents are a novice. They were treated for exposure to the nerve agent and discharged separately from the hospital several weeks later.

Recall, Rowley along with his friend don Sturgess was in the hospital June 30 with symptoms of poisoning with nerve substance, which the authorities believe are a novice.

Police are continuing their search of Salisbury's Queen Elizabeth Gardens, where they believe Mr Rowley and Ms Burgess found the bottle containing the Novichok.

Rowley's brother Matthew told the BBC that the 45-year-old had told him that Novichok was contained in a perfume bottle.

An inquest opens into the death of Ms Sturgess.

Det Sgt Bailey is discharged from hospital, but says in a statement: "Normal life for me will probably never be the same".

Mr Hobson stayed with Ms Sturgess at John Baker House while she dyed her hair blonde and they later went to Mr Rowley's home in Amesbury.

They both then fell ill on Saturday 30 June, and Ms Sturgess died eight days later.

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Police said the Amesbury couple had been exposed to the same military-grade nerve agent, Novichok, after touching a contaminated item, though there has been no suggestion the couple was deliberately targeted.

After the attack on the Skripals, allies in Europe and the United States sided with Britain's view of the attack and ordered the biggest expulsion of Russian diplomats since the height of the Cold War.

Last week, it was revealed that investigators had identified, from CCTV footage, Russian nationals that were suspects in the poisoning of the Skripals.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will analyse the substance before reporting back its conclusions.

Later that night, Scotland Yard reveals that tests show the couple, who have not been formally named, had been exposed to Novichok. Moscow has repeatedly denied any involvement and accused the British intelligence agencies of staging the attack to stoke anti-Russian hysteria.

British officials are "closing in on identifying the individuals they believe carried out the operation", according to the New York Times.

The BBC has not been able to independently confirm the story.