AFTER a "suspicious item" was found outside the law courts in Salisbury yesterday, August 3, police have confirmed it was "not a viable device".

A controlled water detonation - controlled explosion - was completed to make the area safe.

Police officers and a bomb squad were on Wilton Road all of yesterday morning dealing with the incident.


A Wiltshire Police spokesperson said: "We responded to a report of a suspicious item at Salisbury Law Courts on Wilton Road, Salisbury.

"Specially trained personnel attended the scene and a cordon was put in place.

"The suspicious item, which was later confirmed not to be a viable device, was made safe using a controlled water detonation. Wilton Road has now re-opened."

Graffiti on the side of the court building reads "just is not", and an unusual silver item was attached to the building entrance, alerting emergency services.

The area was cordoned off to drivers and pedestrians, reopening at around 11am.

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