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British man injured in Amesbury incident regains consciousness

July 10, 20:45 UTC+3

The London police anti-terrorism department earlier stated that Sturgess and Rowley came into contact with Novichok

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MOSCOW, July 10. /TASS/. Charlie Rowley, 45, who was poisoned in the British city of Amesbury, has regained senses, Salisbury District Hospital wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

"We have seen a small but significant improvement in the condition of Charlie Rowley," the hospital reported. "He is in a critical but stable condition, and is now conscious."

The hospital said it is too early to say that the patient is out of danger. "Charlie is still very unwell and will continue to require specialist, round-the-clock care here at Salisbury District Hospital," the report says.

Charlie’s partner Dawn Sturgess, 44, died this past Sunday. They had both been taken to hospital in the city of Amesbury on June 30.

The London police anti-terrorism department earlier stated that Sturgess and Rowley came into contact with Novichok - the same nerve agent that poisoned former Colonel of the Main Intelligence Directorate Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia this past March. Then London pinned all the blame on Moscow, but Russia repeatedly refuted all allegations about its involvement in the incident.

Scotland Yard investigators believe that Sturgess and Rowley came into contact with the nerve agent most probably by picking up an unfamiliar object.

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