Boots CCTV footage was seized as it could help in Novichok murder investigation

SEARCH teams in gas masks yesterday seized CCTV footage from a Boots branch in the Novichok murder probe.

Dawn Sturgess, 44, died after she and partner Charlie Rowley, 45, both fell ill after contact with the nerve agent in what appeared to be a perfume bottle.

Gas masked RAF personnel seized CCTV footage from Boots store in Amesbury, Wiltshire
RAF personnel seized CCTV footage from a Boots store in Amesbury, Wiltshire
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RAF personnel were drafted in to pick up a computer hard drive from a Boots store in Amesbury, Wilts, that Charlie visited.

The Sun can reveal he may have picked up the poison while scoring heroin near the home of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and daughter Yulia, who were earlier exposed to Novichok.

Novichok agents, dispersed as an ultra-fine powder rather than vapour, belong to the class of inhibitors called “organophosphate acetylcholinesterase”.

They prevent the normal breakdown of a neurotransmitter acetylcholine which, when it builds up, causes muscles to contract involuntarily.

 

Because the victim’s heart and diaphragm aren’t functioning properly, this leads to respiratory and cardiac arrest.

If a person is exposed to Novichok they should be immediately decontaminated and
If a person is exposed to Novichok they should be immediately decontaminated and put on life support
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Those affected usually die from total heart failure or suffocation as copious fluid secretions fill their lungs.

If a person is exposed to Novichok agents, they should be immediately connected to life support and decontaminated — that is, their clothes should be removed and their skin washed with soap and water.

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  1. I think ‘Great British Public’ (Posted May 30 2010 at 2:31 AM) comes on here simply to stir things up. His / her comments on a couple of news items I’ve read seem to be there to be controversial.

    He / she commented on the Cheryl / Ashley story that Cheryl “is a disgrace with no respect for the sanctitiy of marriage!!” But it’s okay for Ronan to have a little fun???

    At least be consistent GBP!

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