THE cordon on Castle Street in Salisbury has now been lifted. 

The city centre road was cordon off after police were called to an incident involving a man in his 30s. 

A police spokesman said: "We are pleased to report that the cordon in place in Castle Street, Salisbury, has been removed and the road has been reopened.

"Emergency services were called to the scene at 6.20pm this evening after concerns were raised about the welfare of a man in his 30s.

"He has been taken to Salisbury District Hospital and fully assessed by medical staff.

"We can now confirm that there is no concern for either his health or any wider risk to the public.

"We understand that our initial response to the incident may have looked alarming, but we hope you appreciate why we needed to take this highly precautionary measure.

"We thank you all for your patience and understanding."

A spokesman for Salisbury District Hospital added: “As a highly precautionary measure a male was sent to Salisbury District Hospital this evening for tests to determine if he had any contact with a nerve agent.

“These tests have come back negative, as have all those on members of the public,  that we’ve carried out since the incident began.

“Salisbury District Hospital remains open as normal.”