Saturday, 21 July 2018

Man exposed to 'weapons-grade nerve agent' release from hospital

The man, allegedly exposed to a weapons-grade nerve agent walks rom hospital

20 July, 2018

A person who used to be seriously harm after being uncovered to nerve agent novichok has been discharged from clinic.

I’m happy to substantiate that previous nowadays, Charlie Rowley used to be discharged from clinic,” Lorna Wilkinson, Director of Nursing, Salisbury NHS Basis Believe, mentioned in a observation.

Charlie has been via an appalling revel in maximum folks may by no means consider.

Lately is an overly welcome milestone in his restoration and all folks right here at Salisbury Sanatorium want him smartly as he continues to recover.

The growth he has made is a testomony to the outstanding scientific group who’ve labored tirelessly, supported by means of good in the back of the scenes workforce,” Ms Wilkinson persisted.

Mr Rowley, 45, and his spouse Daybreak Sturgess, 44, collapsed on 30 June after entering touch with a small bottle containing novichok – a nerve agent advanced within the Soviet Union throughout the Chilly Battle.

The couple had been infected within the the town of Amesbury in southwestern England – close to town of Salisbury the place Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia had been poisoned with novichok in March.

Mr Rowley and the Skripals survived, however Ms Sturgess died on eight July and the mother-of-three’s loss of life is being handled as homicide.

We are happy that Mr Rowley is definitely sufficient to go away clinic. For the avoidance of doubt, Mr Rowley’s discharge creates no chance to someone locally,” Paul Cosford, Director of Well being Coverage and Clinical Director at Public Well being England mentioned.

Our recommendation to the general public stays unchanged. Don’t pick out up any pieces corresponding to syringes, needles, cosmetics or identical gadgets made of fabrics corresponding to steel, plastic or glass. If you happen to did not drop it, then do not pick out it up”.

Remaining Friday, the Metropolitan Police confirmed that they had found a small bottle that they believed used to be the supply of the contamination.

Mr Rowley instructed family members that he recollects giving Daybreak what looked to be a small fragrance bottle ahead of the pair had been uncovered to the nerve agent.

Just a few days ago...

‘Novichok was in perfume bottle,’ claims brother of Amesbury poisoning victim
Novichok was in perfume bottle,’ claims brother of Amesbury poisoning victim
The Novichok nerve agent which allegedly killed a woman and left her partner seriously ill in hospital came from a perfume bottle, according to the brother of a victim.

UK Detectives Allege Russian Military Intel Staged Skripals' Poisoning - Reports

20 July, 2018

On March 4, former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unresponsive on a bench at a shopping mall in the British town of Salisbury after they were exposed to what UK experts claimed was Novichok, also known as the A-234 nerve agent.

An alleged nerve toxin attack on the Skripals in Salisbury, UK might have been staged by current or former agents from Russia's Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), The Times has quoted detectives as saying.

They are looking into the GRU's alleged involvement as part of the probe into the Salisbury incident, the newspaper reported.

According to The Times, the detectives also do not exclude that another Russian intelligence agency might be behind the spraying of Skripal's house in March with the A-234 nerve agent from a perfume bottle, which was allegedly later found by the couple from Amesbury, located not far from Salisbury, almost four months later.

This comes amid a wave of speculation by the UK media about Moscow's alleged involvement in the Skripals' poisoning.

On Thursday, media reports quoted investigators as claiming that they had identified the perpetrators behind the A234 nerve agent attack, something that was then described by UK Security Minister Ben Wallace as "ill-informed and wild speculation."

Earlier, the Daily Mail quoted an intelligence source as saying that a woman may have been at the helm of a six-person group from Russia's Main Intelligence Directorate, who carried out an alleged chemical weapons attack on the Skripals.

The source said that "it makes sense that a female officer may have been part of the team, playing a key role."

Although the UK counter-terrorism office has repeatedly admitted that it had no evidence of a link between the Skripal case and the Amesbury incident, a number of senior UK officials, including Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson and Security Minister Ben Wallace have pointed the finger at Russia.

The Russian Foreign Ministry has vehemently denied Moscow's involvement in both the Salisbury and Amesbury incidents.

According to the Ministry, if the UK classifies the Salisbury and Amesbury cases, Moscow will interpret it as an attempt to hide the masterminds and perpetrators of these crimes.

At the same time, Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko made it clear that Russia intended to exert political pressure on the UK in the Skripal case.

Russia has consistently offered help in the probe into the Skripal case, stressing that it hadn't been provided with any specific facts proving its involvement in the Skripals' alleged poisoning.

London has refused to cooperate with Russia on the case, or provide samples of the substance allegedly used against the Skripals.

44-year-old Dawn Sturgess died in Amesbury on July 8, while her 45-year-old partner Charlie Rowley remains hospitalized.

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