Alleged Novichok victim Charlie Rowley wakes up days after girlfriend dies from nerve agent

Charlie Rowley, poisoned with what is believed to be Novichok a week ago, is now stable and conscious, according to Salisbury District Hospital. Rowley’s partner Dawn Sturgess died in hospital on Sunday from the same poisoning.

Sturgess, 44, and Rowley, 45, were hospitalized on June 30 after being found unwell in Amesbury only miles away from Salisbury, where ex-Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found slumped on a park bench in March. Sturgess and Rowley are believed to have handled an item contaminated with the nerve agent, which has not yet been found. Both Skripals are believed to have recovered, but neither have been spotted publicly since their hospital release. Despite accusations made by the UK government, Russia has denied any involvement.