FURTHER activity has been going on behind the police cordon at the Maltings tonight.

Crews in hazmat suits and gas masks have been seen bagging materials close to the bench where Sergei and Yulia Skripal were found last Sunday. 

Sources say there are plans to remove the bench, where the pair were found slumped after being contaminated with a nerve agent, and have it destroyed.

A table the pair ate at in Zizzi restaurant on the same day has also been destroyed, over fears of further contamination risks.