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'I want to see them brought to justice': Novichok victim Charlie Rowley speaks from his hospital bed after police name the two Russian spies wanted over death of his girlfriend

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 05/09/2018 Rod Ardehali and Joe Middleton For Mailonline

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Novichok poisoning victim Charlie Rowley has welcomed the news that two suspects have been identified in the Salisbury attack and declared 'I want to see them brought to justice.' 

The 48-year-old was exposed to the same nerve agent used in Salisbury to attack ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March. 

Mr Rowley and his partner Dawn Sturgess, 44, fell ill in Amesbury months after the Skripal incident- Ms Sturgess tragically died in hospital in July.

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The charges against Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov relate to the Salisbury attack, but police said officers are continuing to work with the Crown Prosecution Service regarding the Amesbury incident.

Mr Rowley and his partner Dawn Sturgess, 44, fell ill in Amesbury months after the Skripal incident- Ms Sturgess tragically died in hospital in July. © associated press Mr Rowley and his partner Dawn Sturgess, 44, fell ill in Amesbury months after the Skripal incident- Ms Sturgess tragically died in hospital in July. Mr Rowley, who is in hospital being treated for meningitis and loss of eyesight, told ITV News: 'I don't recognise the two suspects, but I want to see them brought to justice.

'I am glad that Police are making progress with their investigation but at the same time, it's upsetting to see Dawn's face everywhere, because it brings all the hurt and pain at losing her back to reality.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Charlie Rowley, speaking from his hospital bed today, said he wanted to see the two men 'brought to justice' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Charlie Rowley, speaking from his hospital bed today, said he wanted to see the two men 'brought to justice' 'It is progress to see the suspects identified in the Skripal case. 

'But we need to make sure that these people are also held accountable for Dawn's murder. 

'She was a beautiful woman whose life was unjustly taken away because of them.'

a man posing for the camera: Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov are wanted by British authorities after the chemical attack in March this year © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov are wanted by British authorities after the chemical attack in March this year He said he hoped people are brought to justice for his partner's death as well.

Police have said they do not believe that Mr Rowley or his partner were deliberately targeted, rather that they were affected because of the 'recklessness in which such a toxic nerve agent was disposed of'.

Novichok poisoning suspects Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov on CCTV in Salisbury © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Novichok poisoning suspects Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov on CCTV in Salisbury Today CCTV images and mug shots of Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov.

The CCTV shows them smiling as they walk around the Wiltshire city on the day of the attack. 

Prime Minister Theresa May today revealed the two men are thought to be officers in Russia's GRU military intelligence service, according to British agencies.

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Prosecutors will not be applying to Russia for the extradition of the two men, as no agreement exists between the countries.

But a European Arrest Warrant has been obtained in case either of the pair are ever spotted outside of Russia.

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