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Victim’s son calls on Trump to raise UK poisoning with Putin

July 15, 2018

FILE - In this Friday, July 6, 2018 file photo, an elderly man walks by as British police officers guard metal fencing surrounding tents set up by search teams at the end of Rollestone Street, outside the location of the John Baker House for homeless people in Salisbury, England. British detectives investigating the poisoning of two people by the nerve agent Novichok in southern England said Friday, July 13, 2018 that scientists have found the source of the deadly substance. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

LONDON (AP) — The 19-year-old son of a British woman who died after being exposed to a nerve agent first developed by the Soviet Union has called on U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss his mother with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the leaders’ summit in Finland.

Ewan Hope told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: “We need to get justice for my mom.”

Dawn Sturgess and her partner, Charlie Rowley, fell ill on June 30 in southwestern England’s Amesbury, a town near the city where Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with Novichok in March.

Britain has blamed the attack on the Russian government; Moscow vehemently denies responsibility.

Detectives confirmed Friday that a small bottle found in Rowley’s home contained Novichok. Experts are trying to determine if it was from the same batch used on the Skripals.

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