U.Okay. police affirm supply of Novichok poisoning

LONDON (AP) — British detectives investigating the poisoning of two individuals by the nerve agent Novichok in southern England say scientists have discovered the supply of the lethal substance.

One of the victims, 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess, died in a hospital Sunday after publicity to the nerve agent. Her companion, 45-year-old Charlie Rowley, was in crucial situation however has since regained consciousness.

The Metropolitan Police stated Friday small bottle discovered throughout searches of Rowley’s home Wednesday was examined and scientists confirmed the substance within the bottle was Novichok.

Police are nonetheless trying into the place the bottle got here from and the way it got here to be in Rowley’s home. Further checks will likely be carried out to determine whether or not it’s from the identical batch that contaminated Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in March.

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