Man left with burning skin after teens' lunchtime attack in Northampton town centre

Police appeal for witnesses after male punched and sprayed with unidentified liquid

Wednesday, 4th August 2021, 12:19 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th August 2021, 12:20 pm

Three teenagers punched and sprayed a man with an unknown liquid during a random lunchtime attack in Northampton town centre.

Detectives say the trio — two males and one girl, all believed to be aged 16 or 17 — approached the man in Castilian Street at between 1.50pm and 2.10pm on Friday (July 30).

The unidentified liquid left the victim with a burning sensation on his skin.

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Police are appealing for witnesses following Friday's attack in Castilian Street

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said: "One assailant was a teenage girl — described as a mixed race girl aged around 17, who had long hair — who punched him in the head. The two male attackers then sprayed the victim with an unknown substance which caused irritation and a burning sensation on his skin.

"One male suspect is described as a white boy aged 16 to 17, around 6ft and of slim build. He wore a hat, black jacket and dark jeans. The other is described as a black boy also aged 16 to 17, around 6ft and of medium to stocky build."

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have information about the assault to call 101 using incident number 21000427529."