Kettering Currys PC World 'sprayed substance' leads to charge

Currys PC World, Kettering Image copyright Google
Image caption Customers reported suffering facial irritation after the incident at a Currys PC World store

A man has been charged after several shoppers were sprayed with an "unknown substance" at Currys PC World.

A number of people reported "irritation to the face" after the incident in Northfield Avenue, Kettering, at about 15:45 GMT on Friday, police said.

Paramedics treated those affected at the scene. The substance has since been found to be non-hazardous.

A 29-year-old man was charged with possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and assault.

He was due to appear before Northampton Magistrates' Court.

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