POLICE are viewing CCTV footage after a Russian flag was hung on scaffolding around Salisbury Cathedral this weekend. 

The flag, which was hung at some point between Saturday night and Sunday morning, was removed by staff at the cathedral before 8.30am yesterday. 

Wiltshire Police has now said its officers are viewing CCTV footage from the area around the cathedral and making enquiries. 

Yesterday, the Dean of Salisbury, the Very Revd Nicholas Papadopulos said: "This was a remarkably stupid thing to do and makes light of the huge personal tragedies involved, and the damage done to the city by the unprecedented nerve agent attacks on Salisbury last year.”

Salisbury MP John Glen also slammed the move, branding it a "stupid stunt" and saying it was "mocking the serious events sadly experienced in Salisbury last year".

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