CORDONS around Sergei Skripal's home are being scaled back by police this morning.

Officers stationed at the Christie Miller Road cordon have today opened the majority of the road to the public, although Mr Skripal's home is still blocked by police tape.

The road has been closed off since March 4, when Russian former-spy Mr Skripal and his daughter Yulia were the subjects of a targeted nerve agent attack in the city.

Residents of Christie Miller Road and Montgomery Gardens have been required to check in and out of the road by police during the cordon.

Police cordons have now been lifted at all sites apart from Mr Skripal's house, as officers continue to trawl through more than 5,000 hours of CCTV and examine more than 1,350 exhibits in their investigation into the poisoning.