LONDON, July 25. /TASS/. Russia’s Embassy in London has pointed to the new contradictory theories around the incident in Amesbury, England, which are muddying the waters in investigating the alleged nerve agent poisoning incident.
"Sealed box, discarded bottle or perfume bottle broken by bare hand? UK media (and highly likely the government) are muddying the waters with fresh and contradictory Amesbury theories - but still putting the blame on Russia," the embassy tweeted.
On June 30, 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess and 45-year-old Charles Rowley were hospitalized in critical condition in the British town of Amesbury. The Metropolitan Police went on to claim that the two had been exposed to Novichok, the same nerve agent that was allegedly used in the Skripal poisoning. After being mysteriously exposed to a nerve agent and falling into a coma, Sturgess died on July 8. Rowley was discharged from hospital on July 20.
In his interview with ITV, Rowley found a sealed box in a cellophane wrapper containing a perfume bottle and handed it to his partner Sturgess as a gift. The liquid spilt over his hands as he tried to place the pump dispenser inside the bottle. He washed the oily substance off quickly and it didn’t smell of perfume. "It looked expensive, unfortunately it turned out to be a bad find," he added.
British mass media reports earlier said citing Rowley’s brother Matthew that Sturgess had found the perfume in a Salisbury park and sprayed it on both her wrists. Later her partner took the bottle and broke it in his hands and some substance spilt on him.