Skripals consulted over Salisbury house decontamination

Skripals consulted over Salisbury house decontamination

Published by The Spire FM News Team at 2:06pm 7th September 2018. (Updated at 2:20pm 7th September 2018)

Sergei and Yulia were spoken to by Wiltshire Council before the house was entered by military personnel today (7th September).

Decontamination work began this morning on the home of Mr Skripal on Christie Miller Road, the location in which he and his daughter were poisoned in March.

Police say the nerve agent was smeared or sprayed on the front door handle of Sergei's semi detached home.

Decontamination Underway at Sergei Skripals House on Christie Miller Road Salisbury
Decontamination Underway at Sergei Skripals House on Christie Miller Road

On Wednesday, the Crown Prosecution Service released the details of two suspects wanted for a number of offences including the conspiracy to murder Sergei.

Authorities have stressed the decontamination work is part of a scheduled programme of ongoing work to make Salisbury and Amesbury safe for its residents and visitors and is not linked to that update.

Defra is overseeing the work which is expected to take weeks and possibly months.

A Wiltshire Council spokesperson also confirmed to Spire FM today that all residents living in Christie Miller Road were given the opportunity to move out of their homes whilst the decontamination took place.

Christie Miller Road
Residents were offered the chance to move out during the decontamination 

No one, as yet, has taken up the offer.

Meanwhile the local authority reiterated that there are no plans to demolish any of the properties involved in the nerve agent investigation.

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