Workers are currently on site to demolish the flat where Dawn Sturgess fell ill after coming into contact with nerve agent Novichok in June 2018.

Flats 9 and 11 on Muggleton Road, Amesbury, are to be knocked down following an agreement between housing provider Stonewater and Wiltshire Council.

Contractors are already on site but the actual demolition is believed to start on Wednesday, the Journal understands.

Matt Crucefix, Director of Development West and South at Stonewater said: "After working very closely with Wiltshire Council and consulting with residents on the best way forward, demolition of flats 9 and 11 at Muggleton Road is now underway.

Salisbury Journal:

"The cleared area will be landscaped, creating additional green space for the local community and we’ll be providing two additional homes at an alternative development nearby to ensure that there is no loss of affordable housing in south Wiltshire.

"Whilst we cannot forget the events that unfolded at this property, we’re pleased that we’ve been able to work together to come to this successful conclusion and we’ll be doing our absolute best to minimise disruption."

Dawn Sturgess, 44, collapsed after spraying herself with Novichok contained in a perfume bottle at her partner Charlie Rowley's flat.

The mother-of-three died on July 8 while Mr Rowley, who was also poisoned, survived and is now living elsewhere.

Novichok was used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia who also survived the attack in March 2018.

Salisbury Journal:

Mr Rowley's flat was decontaminated earlier this year but is now to be demolished after standing "empty and semi-derelict for some time".

Nearby residents were notified of the works in June.

The demolition is expected to take three weeks.