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UK Police Confirm Novichok Source, Was in Victim's House
Emergency workers in protective suits search around John Baker House Sanctuary Supported Living after a major incident was declared when a man and woman were exposed to the Novichok nerve agent on July 6, 2018 in Salisbury, England. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

UK Police Confirm Novichok Source, Was in Victim's House

Friday, 13 July 2018 03:49 PM

UK police have found the Novichok nerve agent that was the source of a poisoning incident that killed one person and left another in critical condition in southern England on Sunday.

One of the victims, 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess, died in a hospital Sunday after exposure to the nerve agent, The Associated Press reported. Her partner, 45-year-old Charlie Rowley, was in critical condition, but has since regained consciousness.

The Metropolitan Police said Friday that a small bottle found during searches of Rowley's house Wednesday was tested and scientists confirmed the substance in the bottle was Novichok.

Police are still looking into where the bottle came from and how it came to be in Rowley's house. Further tests will be carried out to establish whether it is from the same batch that contaminated Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in March.

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UK police have found the Novichok nerve agent that was the source of a poisoning incident that killed one person and left another in critical condition in southern England on Sunday.
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