NOVICHOK: Timeline of key movements of the two victims released by police

Dawn Sturgess and Charlie/Charles Rowley Amesbury Incident (Facebook)

Published by Spire FM News at 8:31pm 6th July 2018. (Updated at 10:04pm 6th July 2018)

More details revealed of Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess in the run up before they were found unconscious in Amesbury after coming into contact with a nerve agent.

Police say their operation following the poisoning of two more people with a nerve agent  will take weeks and months to complete.

Officers think the couple, who are critically ill in Salisbury District Hospital came into contact with a contaminated item.

The Met Police insists the focus of their inquiry is to find the source and are tracing the movements of Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess..

One hundred counter terrorism officers are working around the clock alongside Wiltshire Police.

Officers have identified and spoken to  several key witnesses and are trawling through more than 1,300 hours of CCTV footage which has been collected so far.

More details of the pairs movements before they were found unconscious in a property in Muggleton Road in Amesbury on the 30th of June have been released.


At around 12:20 pm on Friday 29th June the pair are together at John Baker House in Salisbury, a supported housing scheme for the homeless.

They then leave the hostel on Rollestone Street and visit a number of shops in the city before going to Queen Elizabeth Gardens.

At 4.20pm the pair return to John Baker House before catching a bus to Amesbury at approximately 10.30 pm.  Officers are working on the basis that they then spent the night at Mr Rowley's home on Muggleton Road in the town.

The following day on Saturday, 30 June at 10.15 am paramedics are called to the assisted- living accommodation on the King's Gate estate where Dawn Sturgess was taken ill, she was taken to Salisbury District Hospital.

At around midday, Mr Rowley visits Boots the chemist on Stonehenge Walk in Amesbury and then returns to his address in Muggleton Road around half an hour later.

At around 13:45pm he visits the Amesbury Baptist Centre on Butterfield Drive and again returns home at around 3pm.

At 6.20pm South West Ambulance Service are called back to the address on Muggleton Road and Mr Rowley is also taken to hospital..

Muggleton Road
Emergency services were called to Mr Rowley's home on June 30th


Forensic investigators in hazardous material suits and gas masks have started searching both John Baker House in Salisbury and the property on the King's Gate estate in Salisbury.

There one of five areas that remain cordoned off in connection with the investigation..

Detectives say ".this is a precautionary measure."

Rollestone Street
Cordon on Rollestone Street where Dawn Sturgess lived

There is no evidence that the man and woman visited any of the sites that were decontaminated following the attempted murders of a former Russian spy and his daughter in March.

The Met Police are still not able to confirm whether the nerve agent was from the same batch that Sergei and Yulia Skripal were exposed to.

The investigation into their attempted murders remains ongoing.

Police say possibility that the two incidents are linked remains a key line of the inquiry.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on 0800 789 321.

Anyone with health concerns should follow the advice provided by Public Health England or call the dedicated helpline on 0800 092 0410 or 020 7158 0124.


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