Novichok victim Charlie Rowley discharged from Salisbury hospital

Blanche Robertson
July 21, 2018

"The progress he has made is a testament to the remarkable clinical team who have worked tirelessly, supported by brilliant behind the scenes staff", Ms Wilkinson continued.

"I am pleased to confirm that earlier today, Charlie Rowley was discharged from hospital", Lorna Wilkinson, Director of Nursing, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, said in a statement.

It is unclear where Rowley found the bottle, or whether it contained the same batch of nerve agent used on the Skripals.

But the 44-year-old British woman was actually applying a Soviet-era nerve agent that had previously sickened a former Russian spy and his daughter, three sources briefed on the United Kingdom poisoning investigation told CNN on Thursday. I want to take this opportunity to thank them again.

Mr Rowley's recovery comes as police continue to probe the novichok poisoning which started in March when former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were exposed to the nerve agent in Salisbury.

"We did this both to help them get better and ensure there would be no remaining contamination that could affect them or anyone who came into contact with them", she said. A police officer was also treated after coming into contact with poison.

The Director of Nursing, Lorna Wilkinson, also said staff have "decontaminated" Charlie, with Public Health England advising that "he poses no risk to the community".

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Five hours after her collapse, police said, an ambulance was called back to the same address for Rowley, who also fell ill and was taken to the hospital.

Mr Rowley told relatives that he remembers giving Dawn what appeared to be a small perfume bottle before the pair were exposed to the nerve agent.

Britain has blamed Russian Federation for poisoning the spy and his daughter, who both recovered after lengthy hospitalizations, as well as accidentally poisoning Rowley, Sturgess and a police officer who aided the Skripals.

The 45-year-old man who was hospitalised following a Novichok attack in England has been discharged from hospital.

'The last few months have had an unprecedented impact on all the local emergency services and partner agencies and the response from all has been outstanding.

'We wish him the best with his ongoing recovery.

The source of the poisoning of Mr Rowley and his partner was from a small bottle found at his home in Amesbury.

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