Northampton

Arrest after Northampton youth club spray attack

Tower Street, Northampton Image copyright Google
Image caption Northamptonshire Police officers were called to the Spring Boroughs youth club in Tower Street, Northampton, on Monday night

A 19-year-old has been arrested after 10 people at a youth club were sprayed in the face with a chemical substance.

The victims suffered "irritation to the eyes and face" when four offenders are thought to have stormed Spring Boroughs in Northampton.

It is believed they used an alkaline-based irritant, which quickly evaporated once sprayed.

A 19-year-old arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm is being questioned by police.

Northamptonshire Police officers were called to the club in Tower Street at about 20:10 GMT on Monday.

The offenders left the scene in a small black vehicle, said police.

All victims have since been discharged, not requiring any further treatment.

Anyone with information is asked to call Northamptonshire Police.

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