Special award for Salisbury spy poisoning emergency services

Special award for Salisbury spy poisoning emergency services

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 7:57am 20th January 2019. (Updated at 8:01am 20th January 2019)

The teams that dealt with the aftermath of the novichok incidents have been recognised at Spire FM's Local Hero Awards.

The last nine months in South Wiltshire have been unprecedented.

Our area was thrown into the international spotlight in a way we've never seen before.

When Sergei and Yulia Skripal were found unwell in the Maltings on March 4th 2018, it set off a huge chain of events.

Now, the blue light and medical services involved in the incidents have been given a Special Award at Spire FM's Local Hero Awards ceremony on Friday night (January 18th).

That award's been presented by the Mayor of Salisbury, Councillor Mike Osment, on behalf of the city.

Local Hero Awards 2019, Kier Pritchard, Paul Mills and Mike Osment
Spire FM's Martin Starke and Henrietta Creasey with Wiltshire Police Chief Constable Kier Pritchard, Cllr Mike Osment and Deputy Chief Constable Paul Mills

It was accepted by the Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police, Kier Pritchard and Deputy Chief Constable Paul Mills on behalf of all the emergency services.

LISTEN:

Kier Pritchard spoke to Spire FM about the support they've had from the local community.

The Special Award is one of 12 handed out at the ceremony at The Stones Hotel - read more about the other winners here.

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