Man arrested in Chorley after attacking shoppers with bleach

A man has been arrested after allegedly spraying bleach into the eyes of shoppers in Chorley.

Thursday, 26th March 2020, 11:31 am
A man has been arrested near to Asda in Chorley after allegedly spraying bleach into a passerby's eyes in the town centre this morning . Pic: Google

Police said the man had attacked shoppers in the town centre with a chemical substance at around 9.30am this morning.

Officers were called to the scene and gave chase to the suspect, before detaining him near the Asda superstore in Bolton Street.

He has since been arrested on suspicion of assault.

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A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "This morning we have received reports of a male in Chorley town centre spraying people in the eyes with a substance believed to be bleach.

"We have attended quickly and located the suspect near to Asda where he has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

"Contrary to the belief of the spectators, he has not been arrested for begging."