UK Police: Woman Exposed to Nerve Agent Dies

09 July, 2018, 04:12 | Author: Bert Pena
  • Another suspected poisoning puts Britain on edge

London's Metropolitan Police said Dawn Sturgess, 44, passed away on Sunday in a hospital in Salisbury.

However, police and public health officials insist the risk to the wider public remains low. Hours later, emergency workers responded to the same address after the 45-year-old man had fallen ill, police said.

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Home Secretary Sajid Javid said the area is open for business and urged people to visit what he called one of the most lovely parts of the country.

The British couple were believed to have become exposed to Novichok by handling a "contaminated item", with speculation that it could have been the container used to administer the nerve agent to the Skripals.

Prime Minister Theresa May said she was "appalled and shocked" by the death of Sturgess, according to the BBC.

Charles Rowley, 45, who was also exposed to the nerve agent, remains hospitalized in critical condition, police said.

The poisonings came months after a former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia, were found on a park bench after being exposed to the nerve agent. Britain blames Russian Federation for the attack, however, Russian Federation has denied the allegation.

The Britons were initially thought to have taken an overdose of heroin or crack cocaine.

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But after their symptoms concerned medics, tests revealed they had been exposed to Novichok.

The U.N. chemical weapons watchdog confirmed the finding in the Skripal case.

Police suspect they were exposed through a contaminated item left over from the first attack, which Britain blames on Russian Federation.

Javid said earlier on Sunday that police had a working hypothesis that the two poisoning incidents were connected.

Salisbury District Hospital treated Sturgess and Rowley. Her father was discharged on May 18. The hospital's medical director, Dr. Christine Blanshard, said the staff "worked tirelessly to save Dawn".

"Because the nerve agents compromise nerve and muscle function, their effects are widespread and where deaths occur these are usually due to either respiratory or circulatory failure, or both", he said.

"This awful news has only served to strengthen our resolve to identify and bring to justice the person or persons responsible for what I can only describe as an outrageous, reckless and barbaric act", said Neil Basu, chief of the Metropolitan Police's counter-terrorism division.

So far, there is no evidence that the couple visited any of the sites involved in the Skripal case.

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