Novichok Murder: chemical weapons experts remove car from Swindon street

By Ben Fitzgerald - 10 July 2018


A team of experts wearing protective NBC clothing have removed a White Audi from Coronel Close in Swindon in connection with the recent Novichok murder investigation.

Dawn Sturgess, 44, died in hospital on Sunday evening after falling ill on 30 June. Charlie Rowley, 45, who was also exposed to the nerve agent in Amesbury, remains critically ill in hospital.

A statement released by Wiltshire Police reads: 'Police have arranged the transportation of a car from an address in Swindon this evening in relation to the on-going incident in Amesbury. The public should not be alarmed by this. Those involved in the removal of the vehicle have the necessary training and expertise to carry out a variety of tasks, which includes the safe removal of vehicles.

'The current advice from Public Health England is that the risk to the public remains low.'

A dedicated phone line is up and running for anyone who has any concerns or information relating to this incident. The number is Freephone 0800 092 0410 or 0207 158 0124 if you are unable to access Freephone numbers.

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