Charles Rowley, 45, and his 44-year-old girlfriend, Dawn Sturgess, are critically ill after being poisoned by”Russian” Novichok nerve agent, British counter-terrorism claims.
According to an official version, Rowley and Sturgess suffered from the poisoning in Amesbury on June 30. This town is located 13 km north of Salisbury where Skripals were allegedly targeted by the same agent on March 3.
“I have received test results from Porton Down [military research centre] which show that the two people have been exposed to the nerve agent Novichok,” Neil Basu, Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism officer, told media.
Basu said that the incident is under invesitation. He also added that there was no intelligence to indicate that the man and woman had been deliberately targeted as well as noted that police did not yet know how the nerve agent was transmitted.
Novichok is the same allegedly “Russian-made” nerve agent, which, according to the British leadership, was allegedly used in the Skripal case – the alleged poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
According to Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman, the British government’s emergency response committee had met to discuss the situation.
“The working theory is currently that this exposure was accidental, rather than a second attack along the lines of that on Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury earlier this year,” Home Secretary Sajid Javid said. He is also chairing a meeting of the emergency response committee on July 5.
Meanwhile, the mainstream media continued spreading hysteria over “the Russians” using nerve agents here and there. The only problem is that no side has provided any evidence confirming Russian involvement so far.