LONDON — Big developments in the race to determine where the deadly Russian nerve agent Novichok came from this time. As we reported earlier this month, two more people died from the nerve-agent after coming into contact with it within their homes and then a park.
Now it appears that police have determined exactly where the nerve agent came from in the death of Dawn Sturgess and her boyfriend. Sturgess, was the first to pass away after suffering life-threatening consequences from the nerve agent. Investigators have reportedly traced the agent back to a small bottle found in the home of boyfriend Charlie Rowley.
Police confirmed Saturday that they’ve managed to get the bottle in question, and, have sent it off for forensic lab examining where it will be determined if matches previous findings. News outlets were told Saturday morning by police that both Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess “had without question handled the bottle with their right hand, unaware, what the bottle was contaminated with”.
This time, they hope to trace it back to where it came from originally (before the bottle) and determine if it is the same batch that nearly killed a Russian double agent. If it is Russia may be once again the target of Theresa May’s wrath. It is widely expected that if the comparisons are made, that, huge diplomatic implications will follow. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has reportedly been invited to Britain to lend their credence to the investigation.