Zizzi 'shocked and saddened' by spy poisoning

Zizzi restaurant Castle Street Salisbury (Salisbury Incident March 2018) (3)

8:35am 13th March 2018
(Updated 8:43am 13th March 2018)

The restaurant chain at the heart of the investigation into the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal has issued a statement.

The Russian spy and his daughter visited Zizzi's in Castle Street on Sunday 4th March before being found slumped unconscious on a bench in the Maltings hours later.

Investigators are understood to have found traces of the deadly toxin used in their attempted murder at the premises.

The Italian chain says it is "shocked and saddened by the events in Salisbury this past week."

"Our thoughts are with the victims, their friends and family, and everyone in the Salisbury community who has been affected by this attack, as well as the police and emergency services who have been working tirelessly across the last seven days. "

Zizzi Castle Street (Salisbury Incident March 2018)

The restaurant remains closed as part of the ongoing police investigation and the company has stressed "Our priority is to ensure the wellbeing of our team and support our Zizzi Salisbury customers, as well as continuing to do everything we can to help the police."

Public Health England have issued precautionary advice for those who visited Zizzi in Salisbury between 13:30 hours on Sunday 4th March and closing time at 21:00 hours on Monday 5th March.

The advice also applies to people who visited the Mill pub which also sealed off.

The Mill in the Maltings  (Salisbury Incident March 2018)

Health bosses have continued to stress the risk to the general public has not changed and remains low.

Zizzi Salisbury customers affected and wishing to speak to a Zizzi representative can call them on 0345 6022698.

The company also says it's supporting staff who will continue to receive full payment while the Salisbury restaurant is closed.

Five locations across Salisbury have been identified as possible sources of the nerve agent which left the former Russian spy and his daughter in a critical condition.

  • A bench in the Maltings shopping centre where the pair were found unconscious, 
  • Mr Skripal's home in Christie Miller Road
  • The Mill pub off Fisherton Street
  • Zizzi restaurant in Castle Street
  • The cemetery on London Road where his wife and son are buried

Map of locations affected in the Salisbury Spy Investigation

Yesterday (12th March) a section of the Maltings car park was also closed.

Top of the Maltings Carpark Sainsburys with Cordon (Salisbury Incident March 2018)

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