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Man ‘pepper sprayed’ in Morecambe

John Freeman
(Updated 9/11/10): Police are appealing for information after a man was believed to have been ‘pepper sprayed’ in Morecambe.

Sometime between 11.30pm and 12.30am on Saturday night (30th October 2010), a 48-year-old man from the town was walking along Glentworth Road East. A car pulled up beside him with two men onboard and they sprayed him in the eyes before driving off.

The substance caused the man’s eyes to stream and he suffered blurred vision for a short time.

A similar incident happened in Morecambe in August, when a woman was sprayed in the face with corrosive liquid shot from a water pistol, after stopping to help a car driver with directions. The Morecambe Visitor reported that police appealed for information after the 52-year-old was left with a swollen face after the incident.

• Anybody with any information about this incident or who knows who is responsible is asked to contact police on 08451 25 35 45. Alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.