Then London pinned all the blame on Moscow, but Russian Federation repeatedly refuted all allegations about its involvement in the incident. "Charlie is still very unwell and will continue to require specialist, round-the-clock care here at Salisbury District Hospital", the statement said.
"The staff here at Salisbury District Hospital worked tirelessly to save Dawn".
"Any contact officers have with Charlie will be done in close consultation with the hospital and his doctors".
Couple remains in critical condition after being poisoned by the same nerve agent as an ex-Russian spy.
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Police can not say with certainty that both poisoning incidents in the county are linked, Mr Basu said, but it is a main line of inquiry.
Baroness Jane Scott, the leader of Wiltshire Council, said: "I welcome the announcement of this support package from government, and look forward to working with them to provide the essential support the communities and businesses affected by this incident need".
But, he warned, it may never be possible to establish a definitive link.
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"The brutal reality, however, is that I can not offer you any such assurances or guarantees at this time".
Basu said the severe reaction of Sturgess and Rowley meant they must have received a high dose of Novichok.
"There is a possibility they found it on March 5 and only opened it in the past 10 days". "I am hoping Charlie recovers and when he recovers he will be able to tell us and perhaps shed some light on it, which will narrow our search dramatically".
The pair fell ill at Charlie's home in Amesbury on June 30, with anti-terror police launching a massive operation to find the source of the contaminant, which is believed to be inside a container.
The BBC understands the white Audi belonged to a paramedic who had been with Ms Sturgess in an ambulance when she fell ill.
The investigation became a murder hunt after the death of Sturgess, a 44-year-old mother of three, who lived in Amesbury, a town near Salisbury. Public Health England have repeatedly said there is no wider threat to the public arising from the Skripal case.
Those locations are Muggleton Road, Boots pharmacy, and the Baptist church in Amesbury, and John Baker House and Queen Elizabeth Gardens in Salisbury.
'The temperature inside the forensic tents two days ago was 40 degrees - before they put the suits on.