Charles in fearless Salisbury visit

Brunilde Fioravanti
Giugno 25, 2018

"The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall June 22, will visit Salisbury in connection with the recovery program serving the city".

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have visited Salisbury in a bid to encourage tourists to return to the city in the wake of the nerve agent attack.

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia spent weeks hospitalised in a critical condition after they were found unconscious in Salisbury on March 4.

The bench where they were found slumped has been removed and their residence is barred and shuttered - it will nearly certainly be knocked down. In the main Guildhall Square, they were greeted by flag waving children from 17 schools brought in for the occasion.

The inquiry into the nerve agent attack in the Wiltshire city has involved 250 detectives who have gone through more than 5,000 hours of CCTV and interviewed more than 500 witnesses. "We need tourists to survive".

"It boosts morale and [will] hopefully bring people back to the city".

Rose Gaulton, who met the duchess, said: "She said it was important to come to Salisbury because she was from Wiltshire".

The prince met the officer in private during a morale-boosting royal visit to the city.

Superintendent Dave Minty, who co-ordinated the initial response to the Skripal incident, said the "brilliant" visit emphasised that "we are doing the right thing and Salisbury is recovering".

Canon Edward Probert, the acting dean of Salisbury Cathedral, said: "I am grateful and glad their royal highnesses have come to see Salisbury and give this encouragement to the city which has had a serious blow and which has shown considerable resilience and resolve".

Britain blames Russian Federation for the poisonings - a charge Moscow vehemently denies.

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