Woman sickened by nerve agent Novichok in England dies: UK police


Former russian spy and his daughter back in march as npr's scott neuman reports uk officials are demanding answers london scotland yard says it is treating the death of forty four year old dawn sturgis as a homicide she was admitted on june thirtieth with their partner charlie raleigh who is forty five rally remains in critical condition nova choke is a nerve agent developed in russia that poison former russian double agent sarah grip hall and his daughter yulia in the same community in southern england last week samples taken from burgess and raleigh confirmed they too were exposed to nova choke london metropolitan police assistant commissioner neil busu following the detailed analysis of those samples we can confirm that the man and woman have been exposed to the nerve agent joel has been identified as the same agent contaminated and sergei medical officials say the script halls were lucky to survive the attack the working theory is that they touched something contaminated with nova choke leftover from the attack on the script halls prime minister theresa may says she is appalled and shocked by sturgis his death here she is speaking last week to see two more people exposed to the nova chalk in the uk is obviously deeply disturbing and the police i know we'll be leaving no stone unturned in their investigation russia has strongly denied any role in the attack on the script halls and on monday spokesman dmitry peskov said the kremlin was sorry to hear that burgess had died but reiterated that it is absurd to suggest moscow's involvement russian media have suggested that the poisonings are a plot by london to discredit the kremlin in the eyes of the international community following the poisonings of the script halls the us uk and european allies expelled dozens of russian diplomats speaking before parliament last week british home secretary sajid javid accused the russians of a disinformation campaign and said london would not stand for more attacks on its soil we'll stand up to the actions that threaten our security and the security of our caucus it is completely unacceptable for our people to be either deliberate accidental talk it's off our streets are parks are towns to be dumping grounds for poison despite those harsh words javaid said there are no current plans for further sanctions to punish russia scott neuman npr news.

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