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Novichok victim Charlie Rowley is discharged from hospital three weeks after he was poisoned

Novichok attack victim Charlie Rowley has been discharged from Salisbury Hospital three weeks after being poisoned by the deadly nerve agent.

Mr Rowley, 45, collapsed after coming into contact with the substance at his home in Amesbury, Wiltshire on June 30.

His partner, mother-of-three Dawn Sturgess, 44, died on July 8 after reportedly spraying a perfume bottle containing the poison on her wrists. 

Charlie Rowley, 45 (pictured) who was poisoned with deadly nerve agent Novichok in Salisbury has been discharged from hospital three weeks after falling ill 

Mr Rowley's partner Dawn Sturgess, 45 (pictured) died as a result of the poisoning on July 8

Mr Rowley’s partner Dawn Sturgess, 45 (pictured) died as a result of the poisoning on July 8

Lorna Wilkinson, director of nursing at Salisbury District Hospital, said in a statement: ‘Earlier today, Charlie Rowley was discharged from hospital. 

‘Charlie has been through an appalling experience most of us could never imagine.’ 

A spokesman for Salisbury District Hospital told the BBC: ‘The progress he (Charlie) has made is a testament to the remarkable clinical team who’ve worked tirelessly, supported by brilliant behind the scenes staff’

‘As part of the care we gave to Charlie & the other victims of this nerve agent, we decontaminated them… both to help them get better & ensure there’d be no remaining contamination that could affect them or anyone who came into contact with them.’

Paul Cosford, Director of Health Protection and Medical Director at Public Health England, added in his statement: ‘Mr Rowley is well enough to leave hospital. 

‘For the avoidance of doubt, Mr Rowley’s discharge creates no risk to anyone in the community.’ 

Wiltshire Police Chief Constable Kier Pritchard, who is leading the investigation along with counter terror experts, said: ‘On behalf of all my officers, staff and volunteers, we welcome today’s news that Charlie Rowley has been discharged from Salisbury District hospital. We wish him the best with his ongoing recovery.

‘I would also like to pay tribute to the staff at Salisbury District Hospital for the outstanding care and compassion they have shown to everyone involved in both this incident and the incident in March.

‘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.

‘Wiltshire Police will continue to co-ordinate activity with partner agencies at a local level to ensure that Mr Rowley continues to receive the support he needs in his ongoing recovery.’

Investigators (pictured in Salisbury in Hazmat suits) have spent the last three weeks scouring several areas of Amesbury and Salisbury, where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned by the nerve agent earlier this year 

Investigators (pictured in Salisbury in Hazmat suits) have spent the last three weeks scouring several areas of Amesbury and Salisbury, where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned by the nerve agent earlier this year 



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