UK police suspect Novichok death linked to attack on Skripals

Police are working on the theory that the latest victims handled the container used to carry the nerve agent that poisoned Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.


    British police believe a woman who died after being exposed to Novichok received a high dose of the nerve agent and must have handled its container.

    Dawn Sturgess died on Sunday, just over a week after she fell ill in Amesbury in southern England.

    Investigators suspect the deadly substance is linked to an attack in nearby Salisbury - where Novichok was used to poison a former Russian spy and his daughter in March.


    Al Jazeera's Sonia Gallego reports from Salisbury.


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