The family of Dawn Sturgess, who died at Salisbury District Hospital on Sunday have released a written statement in tribute to her, calling her 'a gentle soul who was generous to a fault.'.
The mother-of-three was exposed to the Novichok nerve agent in Wiltshire. The police believe that the 44-year-old and her partner Charlie Rowley, 45, handled a container of some sort which contained the deadly chemical. Mr Rowley remains in hospital in a critical condition.
A police investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is underway. Police officers are searching areas the couple visited before falling ill, in a bid to find the as yet unidentified vessel or container.