Condition of man hospitalized in poisoning improves

LONDON — Hospital officials say they've seen an improvement in a man poisoned in a nerve agent attack in southwestern England.

Salisbury Hospital says Tuesday that Charlie Rowley has experienced a "small but significant improvement" and is now conscious. The 45-year old is in critical but stable condition.

The hospital says in a statement that "while this is welcome news, clearly we are not out of the woods yet. Charlie is still very unwell."

Rowley's partner, 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess, died after being exposed to Novichok, a military-grade nerve agent produced in the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

Police have said the working theory is that their exposure was linked to the earlier Novichok attack in March on ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the city of Salisbury.

Must Read

A Kink, former Spice Girl and Vogue editor to get...

Dec 31, 2016

Queen Elizabeth II's New Year honors list focuses on sports stars, some luminaries of fashion and...

"La La Land" leads race for British Academy Film...

Jan 10, 2017

Perky, pastel-hued jazz musical "La La Land" leads the race for the British Academy Film Awards,...

Homelessness activists evicted from pricey...

Feb 1, 2017

British authorities have evicted a group of squatters who moved into a vacant mansion in one of...

Prince Harry bests William, Kate in London royal...

Feb 5, 2017

Prince William may be closer in line to the British throne, but brother Prince Harry bested him at...

Queen Elizabeth II marks record 65 years on throne

Feb 6, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II has become the first British monarch to reach the milestone of 65 years on the...

Sign up now!