British man poisoned with Novichok regains consciousness: hospital

A car belonging to a paramedic has been taken away from an address in Swindon for further examination

Russian Federation has committed an attack that resulted in the death of a Briton, defense minister Gavin Williamson said on Monday, linking Russian Federation to the incident after a 44-year-old woman who was poisoned by nerve agent Novichok died.

Officers on duty in Rollestone Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire as police investigate the death of Dawn Sturgess.

Police have said Sturgess handled an item contaminated by Novichok, a few miles from where Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were attacked with the same poison in March.

British police said that novichok, the powerful nerve agent that killed one person and left another critically ill in southwestern England, could be active for up to 50 years if it remains in a container. Moscow rejected the accusations and hit back by expelling Western diplomats.

"While this is welcome news, clearly we are not out of the woods yet", the statement said, according to the BBC.

Novichok was invented by the Soviet Union and is one of the most toxic substances known to man, it blocks instructions from nerves to muscles and causes vast pain and death.

The Skripals fell ill after the poison was applied to the ex-spy's front door in the city of Salisbury.

He said it is possible Sturgess and Rowley had the container in their possession for some time before opening it with disastrous results.

"Dawn's death has been devastating for us", they said in a statement on Tuesday.

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The pair fell ill at Charlie's home in Amesbury on June 30, with anti-terror police launching a massive operation to find the source of the contaminant, which is believed to be inside a container.

Britain and its allies blamed Russia for the attack on the Skripals, prompting a major Western expulsion of Russian diplomats.

Britain has notified the global chemical weapons watchdog, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

Ms Sturgess collapsed at about 10:15am and was taken to hospital in an ambulance and Mr Rowley was taken to hospital later that day.

Yulia Skripal, Sergei's daughter, was in a coma for 20 days after she was attacked and was eventually discharged about five weeks after the poisoning.

"The staff here at Salisbury District Hospital worked tirelessly to save Dawn".

Lorna Wilkinson, the hospital's director of nursing, said "his condition is now serious, but stable".

He said scientists would continue to establish if the nerve agents are from the same batch, but that the Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down are "already crystal clear" that both are Novichok.

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