Cordon reduced at Amesbury's Muggleton Road

Cordon reduced at Amesbury's Muggleton Road

Published by Ellie Harries at 2:11pm 12th December 2018. (Updated at 4:09pm 3rd May 2019)

The clean-up is still underway but is "progressing well".

Decontamination work began at the end of September on Charlie Rowley's home, following the nerve-agent incident.

Defra have been overseeing the clean-up to make sure there are no traces of novichok left.

Military teams have been on the site to carry out the work, in uniforms and protective equipment.

Muggleton Road Amesbury Clean-up September 2018
Military were on the site at Muggleton Road to carry out the clean up

It's all part of the 'meticulous and thorough approach' that's been taken with all of the clean-ups so far.

Alistair Cunningham, chair of the South Wiltshire Recovery Coordinating Group, said:

"The planned clean-up at Muggleton Road in Amesbury is progressing well and the number of specialist staff required at this site has therefore been reduced.

"The cordons have also been reduced to reflect this situation.

"We recognise that this is the festive period and want to minimise as far as possible any impact of the clean-up work on the local residents."


Charlie and his partner Dawn Sturgess were poisoned by the nerve-agent on June 30th, after finding a bottle of perfume containing it.

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

Dawn, a Durrington mum, passed away eight days later. after being exposed to it.

Charlie was later released from hospital.

This was the same novichok that was used to poison Sergei and Yulia Skripal in March.

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov have been named by the CPS as the suspects of the poisoning.

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Borishov Pics September 2018
Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Borishov
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