Salisbury road reopened by police after man falls ill

Blanche Robertson
July 14, 2018

Police were called to the scene in Castle Street in the city centre at about 7pm, and say they have closed the area due to "recent events".

A force spokesman said: "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 will update you when we have any further information".

An eyewitness who asked not to be named told the Press Association the man involved in the incident was a "local homeless guy" who was "sat on the floor, completely conscious, talking". All the police officers had rubber gloves on, he added.

The man said that when he cycled past a second time there was a "small cordon with a handful of police and paramedics".

One witness wrote on Twitter: 'Major activity in #Salisbury.

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A photo shared on social media shows a road shut in the city centre, with the poster saying a tent was being erected on the road.

"A lot of shouting and screaming at the individual on the floor".

Police in the United Kingdom have lifted the cordon around the restaurant where Russian father and daughter, Sergei and Yulia Skripal, were poisoned with a nerve agent in March this year, saying that there is no risk to the public.

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