Nerve agent used on Skripals ‘same one that killed Dawn Sturgess’

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Nerve agent used on Skripals ‘same one that killed Dawn Sturgess’

Chemical weapons watchdog confirms novichok was used in all five Wiltshire poisonings

The nerve agent that killed a woman in Amesbury, Wiltshire was the same one used to poison the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury, the international chemical weapons watchdog has confirmed.

Dawn Sturgess and her partner, Charlie Rowley, fell ill on 30 June after coming into contact with the chemical. Both Sturgess, 44, and Rowley, 45, were treated in hospital and mother-of-three Sturgess died just over a week later.

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