Latest cordon in Salisbury city centre lifted

Cordon at the back of Catherine Street, near Cloisters Pub as part of Amesbury Incident

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 8:00pm 2nd August 2018. (Updated at 11:07am 3rd August 2018)

Police have removed two bins behind the shops on Catherine Street today (Thursday 2nd August).

Counter Terroism Police taped off an area this morning after speaking to Amesbury novichok victim Charlie Rowley.

They have now removed two bins, from behind the Cancer Research charity shop, as part of the ongoing investigation into the poisoning of Charlie and Dawn Sturgess,

That cordon has now been lifted (as of 7.00pm)

The shops and the pub all remained open throughout.

Cordon at the back of Catherine Street, near Cloisters Pub as part of Amesbury Incident
Police are standing guard in the area, with the bins taken away on the back of a pick-up truck

In a statement to Spire FM, the Metropolitan Police said:

"Specialists began removing two bins from a cordoned-off area behind shops in Catherine Street, Salisbury, at approximately 11.00hrs this morning, Thursday, 2 August. The bins have been taken to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down for analysis.

Now that the bins have been removed, cordons which were put in place around the bins as a precaution have been removed.

The advice from Public Health England remains that the risk to the public is low."

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