Police lift cordon in Salisbury city centre

Police incident - suspected bomb threat Blue Boar Row Salisbury - Bomb disposal (Ellie Harries) (2)

8:11pm 18th January 2018

A 100 metre police cordon put in place in Salisbury city centre this afternoon (Thursday January 18th) has now been lifted.

Officers placed an exclusion zone around the city's main post office on Winchester Street after a 'suspicious package' was found just before 2.45pm.

The road closures and evacuations were in force for around 4 hours.

Police decided to take action as the threat had been described as 'credible' - despite there being no specific warnings.

UPDATE FROM SALISBURY POLICE:

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

The area has been declared safe though, so the closures have been lifted.

LISTEN:

Click PLAY to hear more from Inspector Sparrow about the situation in Salisbury city centre - speaking to us before the cordon was taken down:

BOMB DISPOSAL TEAM:

A Bomb Disposal team from the Royal Logistic Corps arrived on the scene just before 4.00pm this afternoon:

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

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

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CLEARED: 100m WIDE CORDON:

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

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