Wiltshire Council claims it has paid a total of £3,788 to 12 people after their clothes were ‘contaminated’ as a result of the alleged poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury on March 4.
It applied to people wearing ‘dry cleaning clothes’ when they visited the Mill pub or Zizzi restaurant between 2.30 pm on March 4 and when they closed on March 5. Eight live in Wiltshire while the other four reside outside the county. But the council has yet to pick up the contaminated clothes.
Two months ago, Public Health England advised people that the council would arrange a pick-up service to collect the affected clothes. They were old to keep the dry clean clothes double-bagged and securely fastened – and tell the council who they were.
Wiltshire Council said: ”We have now processed all 12 claims received and compensation of £3,788 has been paid. Eight are from within Wiltshire, four from outside the county. Collection and disposal will be carried out in due course after arrangements have been finalised.”