What We Know About the Amesbury Incident So Far


On June 30 a man and a woman were found unconscious in the British city of Amesbury, located just several miles away from Salisbury, where four months prior former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found in a similar condition.

Different Locations, Same Poison

Charlie Rowley, 45, and Dawn Sturgess, 44, were found unconscious on June 30 after falling ill that morning in their house in the town of Amesbury, Wiltshire County. Amesbury is located seven miles (11 km) from the town of Salisbury, where Sergei and Yulia Skripal were allegedly poisoned with an A234 nerve agent roughly four months ago.

UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid claimed that all the places the Skripals visited after being exposed to the poison had been decontaminated and “had undergone vigorous testing” prior to being reopened to the public. He also shared that the Amesbury couple didn’t go to any of the places visited by the Skripals.

Top 3 Facts About Porton Down Lab as Its Chemicals Allegedly Found in Syria

Amesbury, as well as Salisbury, is located close to the military’s Porton-Down laboratory. This facility conducted the analysis in both the Skripal case and the recent poisoning, claiming to have determined that the victims of both attacks were exposed to a Soviet-era Novichok nerve agent, also known as A234. However the lab couldn’t say whether the substance that poisoned the Amesbury couple,…

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