Published: Thu, July 19, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Skripal Novichok poisoning suspects identified

Skripal Novichok poisoning suspects identified

The former Russian double agent Skripal and his daughter Yulia collapsed in Salisbury on 4 March after being exposed to novichok.

"They are sure they [the suspects] are Russian", a source with knowledge of the investigation told the Press Association.

Wiltshire Police said the search of Queen Elizabeth Gardens was taking place to assist the wider investigation and with a view to safely returning the gardens to public use.

Camera IconDawn Sturgess died this month after being exposed to Novichok; Charles Rowley is alive but severely ill in hospital.

Mr Rowley's brother Matthew said the poison had been contained in a perfume bottle which the 45-year-old picked up, BBC News reported. Russian Federation has repeatedly urged London to conduct a proper and transparent investigation and dismissed baseless allegations of its involvement.

On this edition said the brother of the second victim of poisoning by Newcomer Charlie Rowley Matthew.

An inquest into the death of Dawn Sturgess is due to open on Thursday.

On 30 June Charlie Rowley and his partner Dawn Sturgess fell ill not far from the Skripal attack after being exposed to the same nerve agent.

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Vladimir Putin has accused Britain of making baseless allegations against Russian Federation over the former Soviet spy and three other people poisoned, one fatally, with the novichok nerve agent in Salisbury.

British investigators now believe that the Skripals were most probably poisoned by current or former agents of Russia's military intelligence service, also known as the GRU, The New York Times reported last week, citing unidentified intelligence officers from the United Kingdom and US.

The police statement said more tests are being conducted to try to determine whether the Novichok in the bottle is from the "same batch" that poisoned the Skripals.

The park, as well as other locations in Salisbury and nearby Amesbury, were cordoned off last month.

Britain blamed Russia for the attack against Mr Skripal, a former colonel in military intelligence who was jailed for betraying Russian agents to Britain's MI6 security service.

Mr Rowley's brother says they found it in a perfume bottle.

Right now, officers are trying to establish where the container came from and how it came to be in his house.

Public Health England has said the risk to the public remains low, but has advised people not to pick up any unknown items such as syringes, needles, cosmetics, or similar objects made of materials such as metal, plastic or glass.

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