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05 September 2018

Statements on today's Counter Terrorism police announcement

Following today's statement from Counter Terrorism police, regarding the release images of two suspects in connection with Salisbury attack, Baroness Scott and Alistair Cunningham have released the following statements:

Baroness Scott of Bybrook OBE, leader of Wiltshire Council, said: "We welcome the news today that two suspects who are believed to be responsible for the attempted murders of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, have been identified.

"I would like to thank the police for their vigilance and hard work, in what has and continues to be a very complex investigation.

"Our thoughts remain with all those affected by this incident, particularly Sergei and Yulia Skripal, the family of Dawn Sturgess, Charlie Rowley, and DS Nick Bailey.

"The communities of Amesbury and Salisbury are strong and resilient, and we will continue to work with our partners over the coming months to ensure life returns to normal in south Wiltshire."

Alistair Cunningham, chair of the South Wiltshire Recovery Coordinating Group, said: "I am pleased to hear this significant development in the Counter Terrorism Policing investigation, and I would like to thank our partners for their continued dedication and professionalism during this complex investigation.

"This incident has had a profound effect on the people of south Wiltshire, and our thoughts today remain with those directly affected and their families.

"The public health advice is clear the risk to the public remains low.

"The Recovery Coordinating Group's focus remains on the communities and business in Salisbury and Amesbury, and we will continue to do all we can to ensure they recover and get back to normal."

 

Last updated: 5 September 2018 | Last reviewed: 5 September 2018

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