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. 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.
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- "Two collapse near spy poisoning site". BBC News. 4 July 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
- "Amesbury pair poisoned by Novichok". BBC News. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
- "Amesbury substance: Paramedics wore hazmat suits". Sky News. Retrieved 4 July 2018.