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UK police: Novichok could last 50 years in sealed container

AP  |  London 

Britain's top says the Novichok could remain active for 50 years if kept in a sealed container.

Basu told residents of Amesbury yesterday night that police are searching for the container that held the believed to have poisoned two people on June 30.

"I would love to be able to say that we have identified and caught the people responsible and how we are certain there are no traces of left anywhere in Wiltshire," he said.

"But the brutal reality is that I cannot offer you any reassurance or guarantee at this time." One victim, Dawn Sturgess, has died.

Basu says he hopes her partner improves and can give police details about the location of the container.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 12:50 IST