Novichok: Family Tribute To Dawn Sturgess

10 July 2018, 12:01 | Updated: 10 July 2018, 12:03

Dawn Sturgess

The family of the mum who died after being poisoned with Novichok in Amesbury say she "had the biggest of hearts" and will be "dreadfully missed".

Dawn Sturgess, 44, died in hospital on Sunday night just over a week after she and her partner Charlie Rowley fell ill.
 
He is still critically ill in hospital.
 
Dawn's family have released the following statement:
 
"Dawn's death has been devastating for us. Dawn will always be remembered by us as a gentle soul who was generous to a fault. She would do anything for anybody and those who knew Dawn would know that she would gladly give her last penny to somebody in need. She had the biggest of hearts and she will be dreadfully missed by both her immediate and wider family. Our thoughts and prayers also go out to Charlie and his family and we wish Charlie a speedy recovery. We would like to take this opportunity to pass on our sincerest thanks to all of the NHS staff involved in Dawn's care, especially the wonderful doctors and nurses at Salisbury District Hospital who we know afforded Dawn every possible chance of survival and treated her with the utmost care and dignity. We would also like to pass on our thanks to the police and the local community for their support. We now need time and space to grieve and would also ask that people stop speculating about Dawn and what has happened."