Novichok victim: 'I don't think I'll be alive in ten years'

Novichok victim Charlie Rowley has revealed that he thinks he'll be dead in ten years as the poison is slowly killing him and he is losing his sight, has suffered a series of strokes and also has heart trouble.
Rowley, 45, was left fighting for his life after he and his partner Dawn Sturgess picked up the perfume bottle used by Russian spies in the Salisbury nerve agent attack. 
He was eventually discharged from hospital before becoming critically ill again with meningitis. 
He now admits that he is 'terrified' and Novichok is on his mind 'all the time'.
His partner Dawn Sturgess was killed by the nerve agent, and Charlie thinks that he could eventually succumb too. 
He told the Sunday Mirror: 'I dont think I'll be alive in ten years. 
Novichok could kill me. I may be out of hospital but I don't feel safe. I'm terrified about the future. 
'The worst thing has been the fear over my sight. I'm struggling to see properly and to walk.
'I'm one of only a handful in the world to have survived Novichok, so it's untrod territory. I feel like a guinea pig. I don't know what's going to happen from one day to the next.'
He revealed the effect of the trauma, both physical and mental, caused by the nerve agent and said that he now needs a pacemaker and is terrified of getting a cold.  
Charlie also spoke about his guilt at the death of partner Dawn, admitting that he wishes he had been killed instead. 
He gave her the bottle, which was disguised as a Premier Jour perfume, and she sprayed it on her wrists and rubbed them together. 
15 minutes later, Dawn went to the bathroom with a headache and Charlie found her foaming at the mouth.  
He added: 'I was okay after touching the bottle the first time because I washed my hands, but when I went back to the flat I think I got infected again from the tap. I remember suddenly feeling really ill, then I woke up in hospital and I was watching myself on TV news.' 
Charlie said he wants the agents who used Novichok, as well as higher-ups who ordered the operation, to suffer for what they did.  

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