Police speak to Amesbury victim Charlie Rowley

Novichok poison victim Charlie Rowley regained consciousness on Tuesday and is now in a critical but stable condition, Salisbury District Hospital announced.

Salisbury District Hospital, where Rowley is being treated, said his condition has improved and he is no longer critical.

Basu, who is national lead for Counter Terrorism Policing, told residents of Amesbury he would "love to be able to say that we have identified and caught the people responsible and how we are certain there are no traces of nerve agent left anywhere in Wiltshire, but the brutal reality is that I can not offer you any reassurance or guarantee at this time".

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.

They had both been taken to hospital in the city of Amesbury on June 30.

He confirmed that investigators had seized a bus which the couple travelled on, as well as a red Transit van which Mr Rowley used, and had tested them for contamination.

Ms Sturgess died as a result of the exposure and her family have paid tribute to the mother of three, calling her "a gentle soul who was generous to a fault".

Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia fell ill after being targeted with the nerve agent in Salisbury on 4 March.

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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.

Detectives are still investigating the attempted murders of the Skripals and are considering whether the separate incidents may be linked.

But he said he found it highly unlikely there was not a link to the attack, which the United Kingdom blames on Russian Federation.

Police have not yet found any evidence that Ms Sturgess and Mr Rowley visited any of the sites that underwent decontamination following the attack on the Skripals in March'.

CCTV footage showed the pair buying alcohol more than 24 hours before they became seriously unwell.

England's Chief Medical Officer Sally Davies on Tuesday warned residents of Salisbury and Amesbury that they should not "pick up any foreign object which could contain liquid or gel, in the interests of their own safety".

Last night police seized a vehicle in Swindon in connection with the Novichok poisoning in Amesbury.

REUTERSA auto feared contaminated is taken away.

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