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20/03/2018 14:37 GMT

Man Charged After Police ‘Abused And Assaulted’ At Salisbury Cordon

A man has been charged after police officers manning cordons put in place in Salisbury following the nerve agent attack were allegedly abused and assaulted.

Kim Rogerson, 56, of Wyndham Road, Salisbury was arrested on Monday afternoon in Castle Street, close to the cordon around Zizzi’s restaurant.

A force spokesman said: “He has been charged with assaulting a police officer, assaulting a police staff member, being drunk and disorderly in a public place and a racially-aggravated public order offence.

“He has been released on conditional bail and is due to appear at Salisbury Magistrates’ Court next month.”

Police officers on duty outside a Zizzi restaurant in Salisbury (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Police officers on duty outside Zizzi restaurant in Salisbury (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Uniformed officers are assisting with the ongoing investigation into the poisonings of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia.