ARCHIVE – In this file photo dated Thursday, July 5, 2018, an unidentified British police officer holds a cord in Salisbury, England. Authorities say on Saturday July 7, 2018 that a police officer is being examined for possible medical problems related to the recent poisoning with nerve agent Novichok of two people in southwestern England. (Matt Dunham, FILE / Associated Press)
by Associated Press July 8 at 5:05 PM
LONDON – The latest in poisoning by neurotoxic agents in England (all local times ):  9:50 pm
British police said a woman who was exposed to a nerve agent in southern England died.
The London Metropolitan Police said that Dawn Sturgess, 44, died Sunday in a hospital in Salisbury.  Sturgess had been hospitalized after becoming ill on June 30 along with Charlie Rowley, 45.
Police say they were exposed to Novichok, the same type of nerve agent used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury in March.
Police suspect they were exposed through a contaminated element left over from the first attack, which Britain blames on Russia. Russia has denied the accusation.
The Secretary of the Interior of Great Britain visits Amesbury and Salisbury in the South West of England to badure the residents that the risk to the public is still very low despite the recent poisoning of two people exposed to a deadly nerve agent.
Sajid Javid said Sunday that both cities remain open for business and urged people to visit.
More than 100 police officers are working to try to locate a small vial that is believed to have contained the nerve agent Novichok, which was manufactured in the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
The agent was never used in the March attack on an ex-Russian spy and his daughter, and two Britons have been critically ill since being exposed to him. eight days ago.
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