Two flats in Amesbury - including one where a woman became poisoned with Novichok are to be demolished.

Dawn Sturgess died in July 2018, after she and her partner, Charlie Rowley, were exposed to the nerve agent.

Police believed that the 44-year-old and her partner handled a perfume container which contained the deadly chemical. Charlie Rowley was discharged from hospital, but says he continues to suffer from the long-term effects of exposure to the nerve agent.

On 4th March 2018, former spy Sergei Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia collapsed on a bench near the Maltings in Salisbury.

They were taken to hospital for a suspected drug overdose, but it was soon established they would need to receive treatment for Novichok poisoning

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia collapsed on a bench near the Maltings in Salisbury in March 2018 Credit: ITV Meridian

It's believed the nerve agent had been applied to the door handle of Sergei's home on Christie Miller Road.

The pair both survived the attack which the then Prime Minister Theresa May said had "almost certainly" been approved by the Russian state.

The bench where Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia collapsed in March 2018 Credit: ITV Meridian

Wiltshire Council has now confirmed that flats 9 and 11 at Muggleton Road in Amesbury are to be demolished.

The authority will put money towards two new homes for affordable rent as part of a nearby development at Ludgershall.

The site is currently at the planning stage, and work is scheduled to start there after the summer, subject to approval.

Numbers 9 and 11 Muggleton Road in Amesbury are to be demolished Credit: ITV Meridian

Residents at Muggleton Road are currently being consulted over a start date for demolition and their preference for the use of space once the work iscomplete.

“We have worked closely with Stonewater and the local community to find a positive solution to the property at Muggleton Road in Amesbury, while ensuring no loss in quality affordable housing provision. “While we cannot forget the tragic events that unfolded at the property, its demolition and a new use for space, created in consultation with the local community, will help to ensure a positive future for the whole of south Wiltshire.”

Wiltshire Council CEOs Alistair Cunningham and Terence Herbert