World Media

Woman poisoned with nerve agent in England dies

Woman poisoned with nerve agent in England dies

Dawn Sturgess, 44, died from her exposure to the nerve agent on Sunday, while Charlie Rowley, 45 is in critical condition at the Salisbury District Hospital.

I know that the House will also want to join me in expressing our honest thanks to the police and the emergency services and to the staff at Salisbury District Hospital for their tireless professionalism and for the dedicated care they provided to Dawn Sturgess and which they continue to provide to Dawn's partner, Charlie Rowley, who remains critically ill in hospital. Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the head of Britain's counter-terror police, said that Miss Sturgess' death is being treated as murder but admitted they still haven't found the vessel containing one of the world's deadliest poisons.

Basu said that Sturgess leaves behind three children, and offered thoughts and prayers for the woman's family.

Dawn Sturgess has died and her partner Charlie Rowley is still fighting for his live in hospital, after being poisoned close to where an ex-Russian spy was struck down with the Novichok nerve agent.

Russian Federation denies any involvement in the Skripals' case. "It is completely unacceptable for our people to be objective, deliberate or accidental, or that our streets, parks or cities are poison dumps", said Javid.

Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, head of United Kingdom counter-terrorism policing, which is leading the investigation, said he was "unable to say" if the incident in Amesbury is linked to the poisoning of the Skripals on March 3 - but it is their "main line of inquiry".

Amesbury is just a 20-minute drive from Salisbury, England.

"Detectives are working as quickly and as diligently as possible to identify the source of the contamination, but this has not been established at this time".

The Thai cave rescue
Thailand cave rescue: how did the boys get out? The rescue mission which spanned days was a success after everyone was rescued. The disappearance, discovery and rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team has gripped people all over the world.

"We continue to be deeply anxious by the continuing presence of these poisonous substances on British territory", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters when asked about the death of Sturgess.

Britain's interior minister visited Salisbury and nearby Amesbury, where the couple fell ill, on Sunday to reassure residents that the risk to the public remains low.

Three other men who were also in the van that day have been screened as a precaution, but are not showing any signs of having been exposed to novichok, Mr Basu said.

The murder investigation is the second major probe involving the nerve agent this year, following the case of Sergei and Yulia Skripal who were left critically ill in March. "However, it is important that the investigation is led by the evidence available and the facts alone", the Met said. Skripal was discharged from the hospital in May and his daughter was released in April.

However, several sites remain closed off as police continue to investigate.

British police are scouring sections of Salisbury and Amesbury in southwest England, searching for a container feared to be contaminated with traces of the deadly nerve agent Novichok.

Two days later, the OPCW confirms Britain's findings on the nerve agent but does not apportion blame.

The Minister of Interior, Sajid Javid, asked on Thursday explanations to Russian Federation by poisoning of Rowley and Sturgess, four months after government blamed Moscow for attack on Skripal.


  • Dozens of immigrant children in US set to reunite with parents

    Dozens of immigrant children in US set to reunite with parents

    A court ruling last month orderd the government to reunite 102 children under the age of five with their families by Tuesday. The rest of the children under 5 are expected to be reunited with their parents by July 26, attorneys said.
    'Ant-Man and the Wasp' marks Marvel's 20th straight No. 1 opening

    'Ant-Man and the Wasp' marks Marvel's 20th straight No. 1 opening

    The Incredibles 2 earned enough to score a second place spot at the box office this weekend, where it pulled in $ 29 million . Ant-Man and the Wasp did make some very big strides in other worldwide markets, compared to the original.
    Donald Trump defends USA  position against worldwide  breastfeeding resolution

    Donald Trump defends USA position against worldwide breastfeeding resolution

    When that failed, they turned to threats, according to diplomats and government officials who took part in the discussions. However, U.S. officials tried for two more days to use procedural methods to stymie its ultimate adoption.
  • France coach Deschamps: Giroud so critical to our system

    France coach Deschamps: Giroud so critical to our system

    France manager Didier Deschamps insists that his side need striker Olivier Giroud despite the fact that he is yet to score at this World Cup .
    France eyes World Cup final but Belgium has Henry factor

    France eyes World Cup final but Belgium has Henry factor

    Belgium winger Eden Hazard has praised Roberto Martinez ahead of his countries semi-final against France on Tuesday evening. He is also the first French player to score and assist in the same World Cup knockout game since Vieira in 2006.
    China trade war could get India new oil suppliers from US

    China trade war could get India new oil suppliers from US

    USA markets also garnered support from a government employment report showing better-than-expected growth in jobs. Saudi Arabia told Opec that it increased production by nearly 500,000 barrels per day last month.
  • Croatia will play on counter and rely on Modric, Rakitic - Tapalovic

    Croatia will play on counter and rely on Modric, Rakitic - Tapalovic

    I feel we have momentum on our side, we're getting stronger with each game and hopefully reaching our peak just at the right time. Prediction France have improved after a slow start in the group stages where they made hard work of Australia and Peru.
    Trump announces Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court pick

    Trump announces Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court pick

    Without Republican defections, however, Senate rules leave Democrats with scant options to block confirmation of Trump's nominee. It is unclear whether Senator John McCain, a Republican, will vote as he is undergoing brain cancer treatment.
    Record number of set-piece goals scored at World Cup

    Record number of set-piece goals scored at World Cup

    We made ourselves happy but also everybody back home in Croatia happy. "I don't cry often, but now I have a good cause". The team and the country are riding a wave of adrenaline in matching the 1998 Croatian team and reaching the semis.
  • Johnny Depp sued for allegedly attacking crew member on film set

    Depp's bodyguards had to intercede to keep him away from Brooks , according to the suit. Brooks claims Depp then punched him twice in the rib cage.
    Tour de France: BMC win stage three team time trial

    Tour de France: BMC win stage three team time trial

    On Tuesday, the Tour will head to Brittany, as the riders start in La Baule and end in Sarzeau after a 195-kilometre route. Porte's BMC team had been expected to make up for their disappointing first day when their Australian leader fell.
    Jorginho Prefers Manchester City Move Over Chelsea

    Jorginho Prefers Manchester City Move Over Chelsea

    Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata were among the Chelsea FC players to report back to Cobham for pre-season training on Sunday. Di Marzio's great rival, Alfredo Pedulla, also says the pair are heading to the south of England.