The & # 39; killers & # 39; Salisbury wanted in connection with the deadly poisoning attacks of Novichok to use a bottle of perfume to administer the deadly nerve agent before throwing it "imprudently," British authorities revealed.
Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov are wanted in connection with the lethal poisoning by neurotoxic agents of former double agent Sergei Skrpial and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, as well as Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley in Amersbury.
Detectives have formally linked the attack to the Skripals in March with the incident in Amersbury in June, which killed Dawn Sturgess and severely poisoned Charlie Rowley.
Police have posted images of the perfume bottle that they say was adapted to help the two Russian suspects carry out their lethal attack
The anti-terrorist authorities said that Ms. Sturgess and Mr. Rowley were not deliberate targets but were "victims as a result of the imprudence with which such a toxic nerve agent was removed."
Deputy Commissioner Neil Basu, National Leader in the Fight Against Terrorism, added: "We know that Novichok applied to Skrippals' front door in an area accessible to the public, which also endangered the lives of members of the public and the responders emergency service. & # 39;
Police released an image of a bottle nozzle and a fake Nina Ricci container, which police said was adapted to help the two Russian suspects carry out the attack.
Police have posted images of the counterfeit perfume box found by Charlie Rowley on June 27, months after Salisbury's initial attack on March 4.
The police have spoken with Nina Ricci, who confirmed that the bottle, box or mouthpiece were not genuine.
Officials are unsure of the location of the bottle, nozzle and box between the dates of the two attacks, the first in Skripals on March 4 and the second when Rowley found it on Wednesday, June 27.
Rowley recalled finding a box that he thought contained perfume in a charity bin, where he found the bottle and the applicator.
Mr. Basu said: "He tried to bring the two parties together at his home on Saturday, June 30, and in doing so he obtained some of the contents himself.
He said Dawn had applied some of the substance to his wrists before feeling bad.
"After Charlie told the police where he had found the box, laces were placed and two containers were removed behind the stores on Catherine Street, Salisbury.
The CCTV images from 3 p. M. On Friday, March 2 they show Petrov (left) and Boshirov (right) arriving at Gatwick airport on a flight from Moscow
Former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with Novichok in Salisbury in an attack that the United Kingdom blamed on Russia
"Earlier, during a search at Charlie's address in Muggleton Road on July 10, a small box labeled Nina Ricci Premier Jour was retrieved from a trash bag in the kitchen.
"On July 11, a small glass bottle with a modified nozzle was found on the kitchen countertop, and the DSTL tests established that the bottle contained a significant amount of Novichok.
The police are appealing to anyone who has information about the pink box or the glass bottle to contact them at 0800 789 321 or Salisbury2018@met.police.uk.
Dawn Sturgess (left) collapsed and died after being exposed to Novichok with her friend Charlie Rowley (right)