United Kingdom woman dies after second nerve-agent poisoning

United Kingdom woman dies after second nerve-agent poisoning

Both the Russian Embassy to the United Kingdom and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are rejecting United Kingdom government officials' claims blaming them for the Sunday death of 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess.

In response, the official Twitter account for Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs called Williamson's statements the latest attempt to unfairly blame Russian Federation for poisonings related to Novichok.

A woman who was poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent in southwest England died Sunday, eight days after police think she touched a contaminated item that has not been found.

Emergency workers in protective suits search around John Baker House Sanctuary Supported Living after a major incident was declared when a man and woman were exposed to the Novichok nerve agent on July 6 in Salisbury, England.

Police said Sunday they were not yet able to say whether the nerve agent was from the same batch that the Skripals were exposed to.

The defence secretary's accusation came a few hours after Britain's top counterterrorism police officer, Neil Basu, made a sobering admission: Even after repeatedly searching the homes of the two recent victims and places they were thought to have been shortly before they took ill, hundreds of law enforcement officers and others combing the Salisbury area still have not found the object that poisoned them. Police are investigating the death of Sturgess, a mother of three children, as a homicide.

Christine Blanshard, medical director at Salisbury District Hospital, where Sturgess and Rowley were being treated and where the Skripals were hospitalised, told The Daily Telegraph newspaper that staff had "worked tirelessly to save Dawn".

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The investigation is being led by detectives from Britain's Counter Terrorism Policing Network and around 100 detectives are working round the clock alongside colleagues from Wiltshire police.

Detectives are still working to determine the source of the contamination. Dmitry Peskov, a spokesperson for the Kremlin, has said that while Russian Federation is also "deeply concerned" about what happened, any accusations against his country are "absurd". Facebook user Calderdale Sofos commented: "The ideal vodka for a White Russian cocktail!"

"Gavin Williamson's claim that Russian Federation has something to do with death of Dawn Sturgess is just the same old mantra #russiansdidit", the ministry tweeted. Could you perhaps come up with something new? "A proper and careful investigation for instance?"

Britain blames Russian Federation for the attack on the Skripals, an allegation Moscow has repeatedly denied. He continues to say novichok is likely to still be in its liquid form as it isn't a volatile substance - meaning it doesn't easily evaporate and is mostly spread through touch. OPCW, which is not authorized to assign blame, says it could only have been manufactured in a sophisticated, state-run laboratory.

"What can be said in this regard?"

On Monday, however, Peskov said the Wiltshire poisoning had "nothing to do with the summit" between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump in Finland.

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