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This is an independent Inquiry into the circumstances of Dawn Sturgess’ death in Salisbury on 8 July 2018.
On 18 November 2021 the Home Secretary announced the Government’s decision to establish an inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005 to investigate the death of Dawn Sturgess.
Dawn Sturgess was pronounced dead at Salisbury District Hospital on 8 July 2018. The post mortem indicated the cause of her death was Novichok poisoning.
The Inquiry was formally established on 17 March 2022.
The Inquiry has been set up to take the place of the Inquest, (conducted by the Coroner, Rt Hon Baroness Hallett DBE), in order to allow all relevant evidence to be heard.
The Inquiry is chaired by The Rt Hon Lord Hughes of Ombersley.
Andrew O’Connor KC is lead Counsel to the Inquiry & Emilie Pottle is Junior Counsel.
Cathryn McGahey KC and Richard Boyle are representing His Majesty’s Government.