Victims of a crime how Salisburys traders are struggling to attract visitors

first_img“A lot of the locals are still really worried about going ‘over there’, by which they mean anywhere near the scene of the attack,” said Lucy Reeves, 21, Crystals’ assistant  manager…. It is, after all, one of several small, family-owned shops in Salisbury’s popular Maltings shopping centre. But these are not normal times and now, nearly three weeks after the attempted assassination of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter just yards away, they can count customers with their fingers. On March 18th, to pick a date, Crystals had just six visitors. The next day that rose to nine.center_img On any normal day Crystals would be full of shoppers keen to pick up a ring, bracelet or necklace for a loved one.last_img

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