Salisbury cordons could last 'weeks or months' in wake of Russian spy case

Alastair Cunningham Director at Wiltshire Council speaking about Police cordons in wake of Russian spy poisoining in Salisbury

11:51am 16th March 2018

It could be months before all the cordons in Salisbury, related to the 'nerve agent' attack on a former Russian spy in the city, are removed.

Alistair Cunningham, Corporate Director at Wiltshire Council has been speaking to members of the public about the economic impact of the poisoning of ex-MI6 double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

The Salisbury Area Board meeting heard last night that some of the Police cordons will be around for weeks, if not longer, because of the complex investigation underway...

VIDEO - WATCH Alistair Cunningham explaining the situation:


This estimated timescale comes as businesses in the city, struggling with reduced footfall or complete closure, are being told there is extra help available to them.

Bosses at HMRC have said that their 'Business Payment Support Service' helpline is ready to offer advice, and you can find all the details on the Spire FM website.

Wiltshire Council's also approved plans to support businesses in the city.

  • They'll be offering free park and ride from Saturday (17 March) until Easter Monday
  • And £20,000 has been committed to a hardship fund to help those affected

Read more about this support package, and the ex-Russian spy attack at Spire FM News

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