Man Arrested After Noxious Substance Assault

Man Arrested After Noxious Substance Assault

A suspect has been arrested and witnesses are being sought after a man was assaulted with a noxious substance in Milton Regis.

The victim, a man in his 20s, reported that between 8.40pm and 8.50pm on Saturday (13th April), he was outside a public house in Brewery Road when he was approached by two men. One of the men is alleged to have assaulted the victim while the second squirted a noxious substance in his face. He was later treated at hospital for facial injuries. An investigation was commenced into the incident and yesterday (Sunday 14th April), a 32-year-old local man was arrested and taken into custody.

Detective Sergeant Hannah Brown, of North Division CID, told SFM News: "A number of people were in the area at the time of the incident and we are urging anyone who witnessed anything to get in touch. We also understand one person may have some footage on their mobile phone that could assist the investigation and we would be particularly keen to talk to them. Motorists with dashcam and residents with CCTV footage in the area are also asked to check for relevant footage."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Kent Police on 01795 419 119, quoting reference 46/60222/24. Alternatively they can also contact Crimestoppers FREE and anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the online form on their website.


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