OFFICERS' response to the Salisbury Novichok attacks has won Wiltshire Police a World Class Policing Award.

The county force and its partners in local and national government beat more than 50 finalists from around the globe to claim the award at an awards ceremony in London last night.

Judges said the police operation was a “world class, world leading, complex response to one of the significant global events of 2018".

A spokesman added“As one of the smallest forces in the United Kingdom, Wiltshire’s ability to cope...was frankly extraordinary.”

Wiltshire's chief constable Kier Pritchard attended the awards ceremony at the Grosvenor Hotel in Park Lane last night, along with top officers from around the world.The award was presented by broadcaster Jeremy Vine.