Amesbury Novichok Victim Dawn Sturgess Has Died, Police Confirm

Amesbury Novichok Victim Dawn Sturgess Has Died, Police Confirm

The woman, 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess, died Sunday in a Salisbury hospital in western England, after collapsing just over a week ago on June 30.

The 44-year-old was found unconscious at a residential address along with her partner Charlie Rowley, on June 30.

The man remains critically ill in hospital.

Laboratory tests previously confirmed that Sturgess and the man were exposed to the nerve agent after touching a contaminated item with their hands.

A woman who was exposed to a Soviet-era nerve agent in Amesbury, England, died on Sunday, the Metropolitan Police said.

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Britain and its allies accused Russian Federation of trying to kill the Skripals, prompting angry denials and sparking an global diplomatic crisis.

Russian Federation denied any involvement in the Skripal incident, and suggested that British police had orchestrated it to stoke anti-Russia sentiments.

Theresa May said she was "appalled and shocked" by the death, which comes after the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury.

Dozens of detectives are working on the investigation, which is being led by the Counter Terrorism Policing Network, as well as officers from the Wiltshire Police Department.

Ms Sturgess's family are being given support by specialist officers and have asked for privacy.

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"Police and security officials are working urgently to establish the facts of this incident, which is now being treated as murder", May said.

Confirmation from authorities Wednesday that two British citizens were exposed to Novichok shook residents around Salisbury, who thought a months-long cleanup had removed any threat from the powerful nerve agent. Skripal was discharged from the hospital in May and his daughter was released in April.

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned by a nerve agent in March.

There is no evidence that Sturgess and the other victim visited any of the sites that had been decontaminated after the Skripals' poisoning, police said, adding that they could not say whether the nerve agent came from the same batch as the one the Skripals came in contact with.

Britain's public health authority acknowledged on Friday the concerns of people living in the area after the two incidents involving Novichok, but said it was confident that the risk to the public remained low.

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John Glen, the Conservative Party legislator for the region, said the new poisoning has threatened an economic rebound from the slowdown caused by the attack on the Skripals.

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