Theresa May in Salisbury today

Theresa May in Salisbury today

Published by The Spire FM News Team at 10:40am 4th March 2019. (Updated at 4:37pm 4th March 2019)

The Prime Minister is in the city for the anniversary of the novichok poisonings (picture credit Tom Gregory).

One year ago today, Sergei and Yulia Skripal were found poisoned on a bench in the Maltings in Salisbury.

Today's visit (Monday 4th March 2019) is the second time Theresa May has visited Salisbury since the incident. 

It also follows the announcement on Friday (March 1st) that all of the sites involved in the incident have been decontaminated.

Theresa May in Salisbury March 2019 (credit Tom Gregory)
The Prime Minister with the Dean of Salisbury, Nick Papadopolous and one of Salisbury Cathedral's visitor guides (picture credit: Tom Gregory)

Mrs May said:

“This city has shown such spirit and resolve in the last 12 months.

“The impact of the utterly reckless use of a nerve agent should not and will not be forgotten.

“But it is incredibly heartening to see the hard work and determination of the people here to ensure this city has a positive and prosperous future, which it deserves.”


The Prime Minister's also been speaking to Spire FM about the city's long term recovery and the chance of getting any further Government support: 

Theresa May in Salisbury March 2019
Theresa May meeting residents in Salisbury (credit: Simon Ward Photography)

The Prime Minister visited businesses in the city alongside Salisbury MP John Glen:

Theresa May in Salisbury March 2019
Theresa May outside Casa Fina in Salisbury (credit: Simon Ward Photography)

She also visited Salisbury Guildhall earlier this morning - where she met people directly affected by the incidents.

That included residents of Christie Miller Road.

Theresa May in Salisbury
Theresa May leaving the Guildhall in Salisbury

Mrs May has now left the city:

Theresa May in Salisbury March 2019 (credit Tom Gregory)
Mrs May with the Dean of Salisbury and the Clerk of the Works at the Cathedral, Gary Price (picture courtesy of Tom Gregory)

She also visited Casa Fina and Smith England on the High Street - both of which have been given support from the Government in the wake of the attacks.

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