Amesbury poisoning: Novichok investigation spreads to Swindon as auto seized

Charlie Rowley

Police seized a auto in the large town of Swindon as part of their probe into the death of 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess, who was exposed to Novichok, a military-grade nerve agent produced in the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

The 45 year old was admitted to hospital on Saturday June 30th, suffering from the effects of the nerve agent.

Dawn Sturgess, 44, died in hospital at the weekend and her partner Charlie Rowley remains critically ill in hospital.

Couple remains in critical condition after being poisoned by the same nerve agent as an ex-Russian spy. "Charlie is still very unwell and will continue to require specialist, round-the-clock care here at Salisbury District Hospital".

"Dawn will always be remembered by us as a gentle soul who was generous to a fault", the family wrote.

Counter-terror police have said their main line of inquiry is whether Ms Sturgess' death is linked to the first set of poison attacks in Salisbury in March.

Two people were exposed to the nerve agent Novichok in Amesbury on 30 June.

All 12 Boys Have Been Rescued From Flooded Thai Cave
It also appeared numerous times when they gave updates on the cave rescue, which was carried out over three nerve-wracking days. Two have been treated for minor lung infections, doctors added. "Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected".

Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus is official
Real Madrid have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Italian champions Juventus on a four-year deal. Portugal was eliminated by Uruguay in the round of 16 of this year's tournament in Russian Federation .

Americans in UK warned to keep 'low profile' during Trump visit
Embassy issued the advice on Tuesday ahead of the President's arrival on Thursday for talks with a Prime Minister Theresa May . He is also expected to visit Scotland - where he owns two golf courses - before heading back to the US.

"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".

Police are now searching for a "contaminated item" that could have exposed the pair to the nerve agent, which is the same substance found in the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripel and his daughter Yulia in nearby Salisbury.

The couple were found in their home, about 14km from Salisbury, where a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned in March.

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

However officials have said there is no evidence the pair visited any of the sites in Salisbury which were decontaminated after the attack on the Skripals.

Residents in Amesbury and Salisbury are being warned not to pick up "any foreign object which could contain liquid or gel" in a new advisory following the death of Novichok victim Dawn Sturgess.

Dame Sally said it is "particularly important" for families to take care as the summer holidays begin for children.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kylie Jenner Admits She Had Her Lip Filler Removed
Jul 11, 2018 - 02:10
This led to her feeling insecure about her looks and forcing her to overline her mouth with a lip pencil on a daily basis. Since then, Kylie has only continued her run as a mogul and has also become a mom, welcoming daughter Stormi in February.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top China frees Nobel widow from house arrest that drew outcry
Jul 11, 2018 - 01:57
During Liu Xiaobo's almost eight years in a Liaoning prison, very little was known about the conditions of his imprisonment . Working Group on Arbitrary Detention; and Michel Forst, the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kiwi cyclist Patrick Bevin celebrates BMC team win at Tour de France
Jul 11, 2018 - 01:35
The International Cycling Union WorldTour race is due to continue tomorrow with a 195km stage from La Baule to Sarzeau. It was a double celebration as the victory also thrust teammate Greg Van Avermaet of Belgium into the yellow jersey.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top France beat Belgium to reach final in Russian Federation
Jul 11, 2018 - 01:00
France and Belgium meet in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday night to decide who will become the first finalists at the 2018 World Cup . Zidane was sent off in what was his final match. " France has always been one of the favourites to win the tournament", he added.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Thailand Rescue Officials Say Elon Musk's Submarine Was 'Not Practical'
Jul 11, 2018 - 00:57
The rescuers have been learning from experience and were two hours faster in bringing the second batch of survivors out on Monday. As of press time, the first eight boys to emerge from the cave were in relatively good health but still in hospital.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Prince Harry and Meghan visit Republic of Ireland
Jul 11, 2018 - 00:49
She finished the summer-ready aesthetic with loose curls after having worn a slick side bun throughout the day. Meghan the Duchess of Sussex was all smiles through her second appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manchester City sign Riyad Mahrez in club-record £60m deal
Jul 11, 2018 - 00:46
According to the Daily Mail , the Algerian global is set for a medical at Manchester City between Sunday and Tuesday. He will be welcomed back to King Power Stadium as both an opposition player and a friend of the Club.

New road signs can detect mobile phones are being used in vehicles
Jul 11, 2018 - 00:24
The signs are in place in four locations in Norfolk before being moved on to new sites within the county in a month's time. People using their phones while driving will be getting warning messages if they do so in Norfolk.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nawaz Sharif's son-in-law arrested following conviction in corruption case
Jul 11, 2018 - 00:11
Captain (retired) Muhammad Safdar, his wife Maryam and Sharif were given jail terms on Friday in the Avenfield properties case. He had also been sentenced by the accountability court to one year in prison on charges of abetment in the Avenfield case.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Supreme Court refuses to adjourn hearing on pleas challenging Section 377
Jul 11, 2018 - 00:08
The court will also hear numerous petitions arguing for gay sex between consenting adults to be legalised , reports the Guardian . The constitution bench is due to hear two pleas filed by six prominent personalities challenging Section 377 .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Thai Cave Rescue: Sixth Boy Leaves, Six Soccer Players and Coach Remain
Jul 11, 2018 - 00:06
The rescued kids are now in the hospital, where they should receive the proper care before being released to their families. A retired Thai navy SEAL died Friday after he ran out of oxygen while placing compressed-air tanks along the exit route.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fearless France ready for Belgium semi-final
Jul 10, 2018 - 23:55
I think he's set to be the next big superstar as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are coming to the end of their careers. After ousting Brazil in the semis, Belgium go into their match up against France high in confidence.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Why Meghan Markle Wore Green for Her Royal Visit to Ireland
Jul 10, 2018 - 23:47
They will visit Croke Park, the home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). The couple will see the Book of Kells at Trinity College Dublin and will visit the city's Irish Famine memorial.

Riyad Mahrez joins Manchester City from Leicester
Jul 10, 2018 - 23:39
They walked away from a potential deal for Mahrez in January because they were put off by Leicester's valuation. Manchester City had a £60m bid for Mahrez accepted by Leicester .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ronaldo Joins Juventus after Legendary Stint at Real Madrid
Jul 10, 2018 - 23:14
He also has four Golden Boots, while he has been top scorer of the Champions League six times and three times Pichichi of LaLiga. Ronaldo won sixteen honours with Real, which included four European Cups three of which have come in the last three seasons.