Novichok nerve agent victim regains consciousness

Russia Responds to British Defense Minister's Novichok Accusation

Russia Responds to British Defense Minister's Novichok Accusation

A British man poisoned with the Novichok nerve agent 10 days ago has regained consciousness and is now in a critical but stable condition, Salisbury District Hospital said on Tuesday.

He said 100 detectives were working on the investigation, which was now focused on on Ms Sturgess's address within John Baker House in Salisbury, Mr Rowley's address in Muggleton Road, Amesbury. and an area in the Queen Elizabeth Gardens in Salisbury.

The incident happened just ten kilometres from Salisbury where the attack on the Skripals took place in March.

Dawn Sturgess, 44, fell ill in Amesbury and died on Sunday after she was exposed to "a large dose" of the substance.

The 45-year-old had been in a coma in intensive care since being rushed to hospital on Saturday June 30.

They spent weeks in Salisbury District Hospital, where they underwent treatment for suspected exposure to the Russian-created nerve agent Novichok.

The backdrop to this meeting was British but the issue was global as police issued a Novichok warning to the residents of Salisbury.

The UK government blamed Russia for the poisoning of the Skripals back in March, which led to expulsion of Russian diplomats from several western embassies.

"I would love to be able to stand here and say how we have identified and caught those responsible and how we are absolutely certain there are no traces of nerve agent left anywhere in the county".

Mr Basu, the Met Police's assistant commissioner for specialist operations, said scientific advice suggested that the nerve agent could remain active for decades.

"But the brutal reality is that I can not offer you any reassurance or guarantee at this time".

"It was subsequently taken to DSTL and following further scientific advice, the investigation team also carried out forensic enquiries on the bus as they look to establish the point at which Dawn and Charlie were contaminated with the nerve agent".

Ms Sturgess, who had a daughter aged 11 and two sons aged 19 and 23, had...

Public Health England has offered advice for people who may have visited one of five areas identified by police.

The BBC understands the white Audi belonged to a paramedic who had been with Ms Sturgess in an ambulance when she fell ill.

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