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19 year old assaulted in Shrewsbury

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 19 year old man was assaulted in Shrewsbury.

The incident happened around 5.40pm last night (Monday 7 January) at the traffic lights on the junction at Whitchurch Road and Harlescott Lane in Battlefield.

The 19 year old was in a car with another teenager at the traffic lights when a noxious substance, believed to be pepper spray, was sprayed at him by the occupant of another vehicle.

He suffered pain to his eyes and received hospital treatment. He has since been discharged.

The suspect was in a silver Volkswagen Golf with blacked out windows.

Officers are carrying out enquiries and are appealing for witnesses.

Inspector Ben Tanfield said: "If anyone was on Whitchurch Road or Harlescott Lane at the time of the incident on Monday then we would like to get in contact with us as they may have crucial information which can help us trace the person responsible for this attack."

Any witnesses should ring West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 521s 070119 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


ISSUED: 08/01/19 11.45am EH

Published 08/01/19