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Theresa May visits Salisbury after nerve agent attack on ex-spy

15 March 2018

Salisbury Journal

Prime Minister Theresa May is visiting Salisbury today, eleven days after the attempted murder of a former Russian double agent in the city.

Salisbury MP John Glen and Wiltshire Police chief constable Kier Pritchard were among those who greeted the PM as her car arrived on the Cheese Market this morning.

She visited Dinghams and spoke to people outside The Giggling Squid before visiting the cordons in the Maltings and at The Mill pub.  Staff at the Giggling Squid offered Mrs May a glass of wine but the prime minister did not have time to stop for a drink.

She then went inside the Guildhall where she is due to meet first responders and emergency services, as well as business leaders.

A fair crowd had gathered to catch a glimpse of the PM.  One heckler was head shouting about Universal Credit.

Mrs May said yesterday that Russia was "culpable" for the attack and is expelling 23 Russian diplomats.

Police officers with dogs were seen checking the city centre earlier today.