2018 Amesbury poisonings

On 30 June 2018, two British nationals, Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess, were admitted to hospital in Amesbury, England. Police determined that they were poisoned by a Novichok nerve agent similar to that used in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, 8 miles (13 km) away, almost four months earlier.[1][2][3] Sturgess died on 8 July, and Rowley regained consciousness two days later.

The origin of the poison was possibly a perfume bottle they had picked up in a park.[4]


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