Nerve agent decontamination now complete at the Maltings

Maltings Decontamination April 2018

7:35am 22nd May 2018
(Updated 12:47pm 22nd May 2018)

There's a huge step forward for Salisbury following the nerve agent attack, Defra has announced decontamination work at the Maltings site has finished.

Specialist teams have completed their clean-up operation there to remove any potential residual contamination following the nerve agent attack on 4th March.

Sergei and Yulia Skripal were found collapsed on a bench at the shopping area after being poisoned with Novichok.

Salisbury Spy Investigation Maltings Bench being removed March 2018
Salisbury Spy Investigation Maltings Bench being removed March 2018

The bench has now been removed along with other waste and has been "disposed of safely."

A Defra spokesperson said:

"Following extensive clean-up operations in Salisbury to remove any potential residual contamination resulting from the nerve agent attack on 4 March, decontamination work is now complete at the Maltings.

The site will now be handed back to Wiltshire Council, who will decide when it is appropriate to release it back into public use."

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