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Salisbury's footfall continues to suffer after nerve agent attack

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Two weeks since the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter in Salisbury, the city is still suffering a slump in footfall.

On what is normally a busy Saturday in the city centre, local businesses and tourist hotspots are quieter than usual.

Snow also hampered footfall in the area, with many locals opting to stay indoors.

Snow also hampered footfall in the city on Saturday Credit: ITV Meridian

It comes as Russia decides to expel 23 British diplomats in the ongoing row.

It is in retaliation to Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats earlier this week after the government blamed the Kremlin for the nerve agent attack.

Meanwhile, Arundells - the former home of Sir Edward Heath - re-opened today for the new season, but also saw a decline in visitor numbers.

Sir Edward Heath's former home saw a decline in visitor numbers at its re-opening today Credit: ITV Meridian