AMESBURY: Charlie Rowley discharged from hospital

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   OUT OF HOSPITAL Charlie Rowley has been released after being exposed to Novichok

FACEBOOK OUT OF HOSPITAL Charlie Rowley has been released after being exposed to Novichok

LONDON-Nerve agent victim Charlie Rowley has been released from the hospital after three weeks of treatment since being poisoned, United Kingdom officials said Friday.

Sturgess and her partner Charlie Rowley, 45, both residents of Amesbury, a town eight miles north of Salisbury, were hospitalized on June 30.

He reiterated that the public should not pick up items such as syringes, needles, cosmetics or objects made of plastic, metal, or glass.

According to London, former Russian military intelligence (GRU) Colonel Sergei Skripal, 66, who had been convicted in Russia of spying for Great Britain and later swapped for Russian intelligence officers, and his daughter Yulia, 33, suffered the effects of an alleged nerve agent in the British city of Salisbury on March 4.

British Prime Minister Theresa May accused Russia of being behind the attack on the former spy and his daughter, and expelled 23 Russian diplomats in retaliation.

Sturgess, 44, died in the hospital on July 8.

The source of the poisoning of Mr Rowley and his partner was from a small bottle found at his home in Amesbury.

Ms Wilkinson added: "I would also like to reassure everyone that, despite many people seeking advice following these incidents, there have only ever been a total of five people who have been exposed to this nerve agent and admitted to hospital for treatment".

Paul Cosford of Public Health England said it was safe for Rowley to leave hospital.

Wiltshire Police said it would "continue to coordinate activity at a local level to ensure that Mr Rowley continues to receive the support he needs in his ongoing recovery".

On Thursday, a coroner's inquest was opened and adjourned for mother-of-three Ms Sturgess.

Sturgess initially collapsed at an address in Amesbury on June 30 and was taken to the hospital, police said.

He left Russian Federation for Britain in a 2010 spy swap.

Government departments and the Metropolitan Police, whose counter-terrorism unit is investigating the poisoning, refused to comment on the report when contacted by AFP.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will analyse the substance before reporting back its conclusions.

It is understood the kill team have been recorded on CCTV, which police are not releasing to the public, as they carried out their mission in Salisbury.

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