'Police incident' in Salisbury city centre

Police incident - suspected bomb scare Salisbury - Jan 2018 (Ellie Harries) (1)

Published by The Spire FM News Team at 3:29pm 18th January 2018. (Updated at 8:21pm 18th January 2018)

Officers sealed off Blue Boar Row while they dealt with a 'suspicious package'.

There's been increased police activity in Salisbury city centre this afternoon (Thursday January 18th) while officers deal with a major incident.

Wiltshire Police confirmed they found a 'suspicious package' was found at the city's main Post Office opposite the Cross Keys shopping centre just before 2,45pm:

Officers evacuated a 100m zone around the Cross Keys shopping centre and surrounding areas as a precaution.


Salisbury's Police Inspector Pete Sparrow has told Spire FM that the package has been seized by officers and is still being treated as suspicious.

It'll now be subject to an investigation.

The area has been declared safe, so the cordon has been lifted.

Click PLAY to hear more from Inspector Sparrow about the incident - speaking to us as it waa ongoing:


A Bomb Disposal team from the Royal Logistic Corps arrived on the scene just before 4.00pm this afternoon (Thursday 18th January):

Police incident - suspected bomb threat Blue Boar Row Salisbury - Bomb disposal (Ellie Harries)

Police incident - suspected bomb scare Salisbury Jan 2018 (@nikkijadeday Twitter)

Picture from @nikkijadeday on Twitter


Wiltshire Police officers evacuated a large area around Blue Boar Row, Endless Street, and the Cross Keys Shopping Centre...

Police incident - suspected bomb scare

Police incident - suspected bomb scare

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