Stoke & Staffordshire

Teenagers hospitalised after canister set off in McDonald's

McDonald's Stafford canister Image copyright West Midlands Ambulance Service
Image caption Paramedics examined 12 people when a canister was set off at a McDonald's restaurant in Stafford

Two teenagers have been hospitalised after a canister was set off at a fast-food outlet.

Emergency services were called to McDonald's on Eccleshall Road, in Stafford, at about 20:30 BST on Monday.

Two girls, 17 and 18, were taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital with respiratory and abdominal problems.

An 18-year-old girl and two 17-year old boys have been arrested on suspicion of administering a noxious substance and are being questioned.

Twelve people inside the restaurant at the time were examined by paramedics after "suffering varying degrees of respiratory and stomach irritation", West Midlands Ambulance Service said.

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