British Police Hunt Object That May Have Poisoned Couple With Novichok

07 July, 2018, 15:30 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Wiltshire major incident Police outside house

Authorities are working on the strong assumption that they came into contact with the nerve agent in a different location from the sites which were part of the clean-up after the Skripal incident in Salisbury.

Mr Ling was among residents evacuated from the hostel where mother-of-three Ms Sturgess lives and has known Mr Rowley for 15 years.

Test results from the government's Porton Down laboratory confirmed the substance was Novichok, which was developed by the Soviet Union in the 1970s as a new kind of chemical weapon that would be harder to detect and more potent than existing nerve agents.

On Thursday, Britain's Security Minister Ben Wallace called on Russian Federation to give details about the nerve agent attack on the Skripals.

"The focus of the investigation remains identifying the source of the contamination as quickly as possible".

According to reports, investigators are concentrating their search on the homes of Ms Sturgess and Mr Rowley amid fears they picked the item up and took it back to either one of the properties.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has accused Russian Federation of poisoning former double agent Skripal and his daughter Yulia with Novichok.

Confirming Britain will be consulting with global partners and allies following the latest developments, Mr Javid said: "The eyes of the world are on Russian Federation, not least because of the World Cup".

"Following the detailed analysis of these samples, we can confirm that the man and woman have been exposed to the nerve agent Novichok, which has been identified as the same nerve agent that contaminated both Yulia and Sergei Skripal", Basu said.

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Home Secretary Sajid Javid has accused Moscow of using Britain as a "dumping ground for poison", while the Russian embassy said the United Kingdom government was trying to "muddy the waters" and "frighten its own citizens".

Work goes on behind the barriers across Rollestone Street, outside the John Baker House Sanctuary Supported Living in Amesbury, southern England, July 5, 2018, in connection with the investigation after a man and woman were found unconscious.

They then stopped at for a meal at a Baptist church before returning to Muggleton Road, where Rowley fell ill as he was packing a bag to take to his girlfriend in hospital. "They are both in a critical condition". Yulia was discharged from the hospital in early April and Sergei in May.

"It is now time that the Russian state comes forward and explains exactly what has gone on", Javid told parliament.

"Our current advice, based on the small number of casualties affected, is that there is no significant health risk to the wider public".

London blames Russian Federation for the Skripal attack, with United Kingdom interior minister Sajid Javid accusing Moscow of using Britain as a "dumping ground for poison", on Thursday.

Leeds University toxicology expert Alastair Hay, said police were likely to be looking for a glass container as that would be the safest way to transport such a corrosive substance.

The episode in Salisbury - the first use of a nerve agent in Europe since the Second World War - sparked worldwide outrage.



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