One of Salisbury's police cordons 'reduced'

Salisbury Incident - London Road cemetery sign and police car (Helen Down)

5:51pm 21st March 2018
(Updated 9:45am 22nd March 2018)

One of the cordons put in place in Salisbury in connection with the 'spy poisoning' in the city is being reduced this evening (Wednesday March 21st).

Officers have been on the scene at the London Road Cemetery since March 8th, as part of the investigation into the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

The graves of son Alexander and wife Ljudmila Skripal had been cordoned off as it's believed the pair visited the graves on the day they were found poisoned with a nerve agent.

While the cemetery has been closed, the crematorium itself has remained open.

Now that the police activity is being reduced, the cemetery's normal opening hours will be back in place.

That decision to close the site had been causing some upset and grief for local residents as it meant mourners couldn't visit graves on Mothering Sunday.

Police tape has been taken down, with just a couple of vans left on the site.

Officers have tweeted an update:

Cordons do however, remain in place in the city centre, at locations such as the Maltings where the Skripals were found on a bench, Zizzi restaurant on Castle Street where they had lunch and at the Mill pub, where they'd been for a drink beforehand.

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