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Salisbury: One year on the investigation continues

News   •   Mar 01, 2019 14:09 GMT

]Suspects: Petrov and Boshirov]

Salisbury: Investigation continues one year on.

Senior National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon, said: “Our thoughts remain with Dawn Sturgess's family, the other victims who fell seriously ill and the people of Salisbury who have shown tremendous resilience throughout. We are determined to bring to justice those responsible for Dawn’s death and Charlie Rowley's poisoning, as well as the attack on Yulia and Sergei Skripal and Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey.

“A year on from the attack on Yulia and Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, there are parts of the picture that we are continuing to piece together, and I am urging anyone who has information that they have not yet passed to police to do so.

“I am conscious someone may have information but is worried about telling us a year on. Please do not worry – just call or email us. The information you have could be crucial to securing the prosecution of those responsible for Dawn Sturgess’ death.

“In particular, we are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the counterfeit ‘Nina Ricci’ perfume box or bottle that was recovered from Charlie Rowley’s address in July.

“We cannot account for the whereabouts of the bottle, nozzle or box between the attack on the Skripals on 4 March and when Charlie Rowley said he found it on Wednesday, 27 June.

“Did you see this pink box or glass bottle during that time? Do you have any information about where it might have been discarded?

“If so, please call police in confidence on 0800 789 321 or email

“Any extra information from the public will be extremely welcome and may assist this highly complex investigation.”

Around 250 detectives from across the Counter Terrorism Policing Network have worked on the investigation into the attack on the Skripals and poisoning of Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley. They have collected over 11,000 hours of CCTV footage; seized 3,700 exhibits and taken 1,702 statements in relation to the two incidents and continue to pursue a number of lines of enquiry.