BORIS Johnson made a whirlwind visit to Salisbury today.

Continuing the General Election campaign trail the prime minister was first spotted in Salisbury at around 11.40am, near the city's Christmas Fayre and along Fish Row.

This was after his visit to Entrain Space in Wilton.

He visited Pritchett Family Butchers and bought some sausages, before walking through the fayre, which opened in the Guildhall Square on Saturday.

Mr Mark Aldridge, manager of the butchers, said he was "shocked" when he was told Mr Johnson planned to visit, only a few minutes before he arrived. 

He said the incumbent PM was "very nice, very smiley and cheery". 

Mr Johnson also took the opportunity to serve some customers at the Turkish Delight stall in the Christmas Fayre. 

Maria Jamili, who runs the stall, said he was "very nice and very kind", and they gifted him some sweets as a present. 

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According to our reporter on the scene, Benjamin Paessler, as part of the visit there was a heavy police presence in the city today.

Mr Johnson chose not to answer questions about any potential plans for the city should the Conservative's win the election. 

Around 100 shoppers had stopped to watch the PM's arrival, as well as conservative candidate for Salisbury, John Glen, and former Wiltshire Council leader Jane Scott. 

Mr Johnson left the city at around 12pm.