Novichok victim Charlie Rowley has found love again – but has not told the dad of his former girlfriend killed by the nerve agent.

Charlie, 45, lost partner Dawn Sturgess when she used the bottle and gave it to her.

So he succumbed to the toxin and was placed in a coma, only finding out the 44-year-old mum-of-three had died when he came in two weeks later.

Just over a year on, he has found himself with 46-year-old mum-of-one Kim Mahoney.

Dawn had died when he came out of a coma

Charlie has found love again with 46-year-old mum Kim Mahoney

Charlie's brother Matthew said: "It's great Charlie has a girlfriend. I'm coming this week, she's really nice, so it's really good for you.

They are each other from Salisbury and they seem to be happy, they look like they have been together for years.

Dawn Sturgess has been exposed to nerve agent Novichok

"Apparently he did not phone Dawn's dad and tell him that someone else but that Dawn would never be forgotten, and they're happy for him, I'm told."

The pair have gone public on Facebook.

Charlie's reply to one well-wisher: "It's all good, mate."

Charlie and Dawn fell ill at his flat in Amesbury, Wilts, last year, two months after ex-spy Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in an attack in Salisbury.

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The Russians were exposed as having two assassins, although they have denied it.

It was thought the sparks smeared Sergei's front door with poison which they had smuggled into using a fake perfume bottle.

Charlie has not recovered and has problems with his sight, balance and immune system. He says he struggles to sleep at night thinking about the horror of Dawn's death.

He confronted the Russian ambassador in London, Alexander Yakovenko, on behalf of and demanded to know why they had killed her.

He said Mr Yakovenko had seemed "genuinely concerned" but he added that the ambassador had fed him "propaganda".