UPDATE: Police incident on Salisbury's Castle Street cleared

Salisbury Castle Street Incident July 12th 2018

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 7:58pm 12th July 2018. (Updated at 11:25am 13th July 2018)

A man's been given a police caution following last night's incident, which left the road closed for three hours.

Emergency services attended the scene, close to the cordon at Zizzi's restaurant.

They shut Castle Street between Blue Boar Row and Chipper Lane, but have now confirmed the incident has been dealt with.

Wiltshire Police has posted an update on social media: 

Police have confirmed the incident is not connected to the ongoing novichok incident in Salisbury and Amesbury.

The man involved has had full medical checks and now been given the all clear.

They've said: 

"We can now confirm that there is no concern for either his health or any wider risk to the public.

"We understand that our initial response to the incident may have looked alarming, but we hope you appreciate why we needed to take this highly precautionary measure.

"We thank you all for your patience and understanding."

A 33 year old man was taken into Melksham custody following the incident and has been given an adult caution for being drunk and disorderly.

Salisbury Castle Street Incident July 12th 2018
Thanks to Simon Ward Photography for this picture from the scene

A statement's been released by Salisbury District Hospital:

Concerns were raised due to the use of protective suits by the emergency services, but we're told they were working in a 'highly precautionary' manner.

Salisbury Castle Street Incident July 12th 2018
Police, ambulance and fire crews attended the scene, picture from Simon Ward Photography

The road re-opened at around 9.20pm.

Salisbury Castle Street Incident July 12th 2018
The cordon from the other end

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