Who died in the Salisbury Poisonings attack

The Salisbury Poisonings: True crime drama now streaming on Netflix

The suspenseful three-part series begins on BBC One this weekend

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The Salisbury Poisonings – a three-part true crime drama – is now streaming on Netflix, following a critically acclaimed run on BBC One in 2020.

But what really happened in the shocking real-life events and who died in the Salisbury poisonings attack?

Here’s everything you need to know about The Salisbury Poisonings‘ real background.

The BBC drams addressing who died in the Salisbury poisonings is now streaming on Netflix  (Credit: BBC)

Who died in the Salisbury Poisonings attack?

On March 4, 2018, former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned.

The pair had came into contact with Novichok, one of the deadliest chemical weapons ever made.

Read more: What happened to DS Nick Bailey after the Salisbury poisonings? 

The father and daughter were rushed to Salisbury District Hospital where medics fought to keep them both alive.

Yulia left on April 9, while her father remained in hospital until May 18.

Anne-Marie Duff portrays Tracy Daszkiewicz (Credit: BBC)

Sadly, another victim, Dawn Sturgess, died eight days after she came into contact with the nerve agent.

Read more: Who is Ross Cassidy and is he still friends with Sergei Skripal after the Salisbury poisonings?

The 44-year-old was found unconscious at her home in nearby Amesbury, alongside her boyfriend Charlie Rowley.

While Charlie survived, the couple had both handled a discarded container used to transport the poison.

Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, who also fell ill after attending the incident, also survived after hospitalisation.

MyAnna Buring plays innocent victim Dawn Sturgess who died in the Salisbury poisonings (Credit: BBC)

What is Novichok?

Novichok nerve agent is reportedly one of the most powerful chemicals ever.

It works by disrupting communication between nerves and muscles or nerves in the brain.

Eventually, it causes the muscles to paralyse.

It took hours for police to identify the agent as Novichok at the time of the Salisbury poisonings.

Read more: Where is Salisbury poisonings heroine Tracy Daszkiewicz now?

Who died in the Salisbury poisonings? Rafe Spall takes on the role of Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey (Credit: BBC)

Where is Sergei Skripal now?

According to senior government sources, Sergei and Yulia have moved to New Zealand.

The pair have received new identities.

The father and daughter seemingly still receive protection from authorities.

The move comes two years after the father and daughter were first put under house arrest and guarded by British Intelligence.

Read more: The Salisbury Poisonings viewers moved by tribute to victim Dawn Sturgess

Other good new BBC crime dramas

BBC One is famed for its excellent dramas, especially the crime genre, and it’s delivering several promising series in 2022.

Already available to watch on BBC iPlayer are The Tourist, with Jamie Dornan, Four Lives with Stephen Merchant and Rules of the Game with Maxine Peake.

The Salisbury Poisonings: Trailer - BBC

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** This article was updated on January 16 2022, to include the Netflix streaming details.