Deadly poi­son found in bot­tle

Toronto Sun - - NEWS -

LON­DON — De­tec­tives in­ves­ti­gat­ing the poi­son­ing of two peo­ple by the nerve agent Novi­chok in south­west­ern Eng­land said Fri­day that a small bot­tle found in the home of one of the vic­tims tested pos­i­tive for the deadly sub­stance.

Dawn Sturgess, 44, and Char­lie Row­ley, 45, were sick­ened on June 30 in a town not far from Sal­is­bury, where British au­thor­i­ties say a Rus­sian exspy and his daugh­ter were poi­soned with Novi­chok in March. Sturgess died in a hospi­tal Sun­day.

Row­ley ini­tially was in crit­i­cal con­di­tion, but has re­gained con­scious­ness.

Po­lice said the small bot­tle was found dur­ing searches of Row­ley’s house Wed­nes­day and sci­en­tists con­firmed the sub­stance in the bot­tle was Novi­chok. The Novi­chok saga be­gan in March when Sergei and Yu­lia Skri­pal mys­te­ri­ously fell ill on a park bench.

STURGESS Died Sun­day

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