U.K. Police Find Source of Novichok Nerve Agent in Small Bottle

LONDON (Reuters) -
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Emergency personnel arrive last week at the home on Muggleton Road in Amesbury, England, after it was confirmed that two people had been poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok. (Reuters/Henry Nicholls)

British counterterrorism police said on Friday they believed they had found the source of the Novichok nerve agent that killed a woman in southwest England this month and left her friend Charlie Rowley critically ill in hospital.

“On Wednesday, 11 July, a small bottle was recovered during searches of Charlie Rowley’s house in Amesbury,” police said in a statement. “Scientists have now confirmed to us that the substance contained within the bottle is Novichok.”