Discarded Perfume Bottle Broke in Hands of Novichok Nerve Agent Victim

SALISBURY, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Police stand guard on a cordon outside the John Baker House Sanctuary Supported Living in Salisbury on July 9, 2018 in Wiltshire, England. Police have launched a murder enquiry after Dawn Sturgess, 44, died after being exposed to the nerve agent Novichok. In March, Russian …
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A perfume bottle filled with a deadly nerve agent has been claimed at the mystery item which was used in the Salisbury attack and later killed a presumably unintended victim in the small British city earlier this month.

Dawn Sturgess, 44, an alcoholic living in supported accommodation which was later quarantined by police (pictured above) became the first fatality in a series of apparent nerve agent poisonings in and around the historic Cathedral city of Salisbury on July 8th when she passed away in hospital. Police had been combing the local area for clues after Sturgess and her boyfriend Charlie Rowley, a 45-year-old heroin addict both fell ill months after former Russian Spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia were both seriously poisoned in a claimed assassination attempt.

The investigation has enjoyed a breakthrough following the return to consciousness by drug addict Rowley, who said Sturgess found a discarded perfume bottle in the city and sprayed its contents onto her wrists, delivering what British newspaper The Times reports to have been a dose ten times stronger than that the Skripals were exposed to, to herself.

Charlie Rowley’s brother told the newspaper that after spraying herself “like you do when you’re trying perfume”, now-deceased Sturgess handed the bottle to Rowley. It somehow broke in his hands, then exposing him to what was believed to be a nerve agent inside as well.

Despite the continued search, the bottle has still not been located.

The fact that despite a significant police and army effort to secure and decontaminate the ancient city of Salisbury after the Skripal attack, which the British government blamed on Russia, the original source of the nerve agent was not discovered but it was able to kill one and hospitalise another, just four months later may prove embarrassing for the government. Breitbart London reported on the repeated claims by Public Health England who have maintained there is no “significant health risk to the wider public” in relation to the poisonings.

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