– PC Dave Townsend, Avon and Somerset Police
This was a nasty assault which came out of the blue against three men who had done nothing to provoke the offenders. It was an extremely reckless act spraying such a harmful substance in people’s faces and the victims are very lucky that their vision was unaffected and they have no long-term injuries.
I have identified two people who might be able to help me with my enquiries. I would appeal to anyone who recognises these people to get in touch with me straight away.”
It is alleged a woman produced a can of the lubricant and sprayed the three men in their faces in a taxi office in Weston-super-Mare.