Man acquitted of Northampton town centre ammonia attack
A jury has acquitted a 26-year-old man of taking part in a Northampton ammonia attack.
Taishon Whittaker, from Ecton, was cleared of four charges of administering a noxious substance this afternoon (January 15) following a six-day trial at Northampton Crown Court.
Tomorrow, three men will be sentenced for the "gang-related" incident, where four members of the public, were splashed with ammonia.
Jake Price, 22, and Frank Taylor, 24, both from Wellingborough, as well as Ijuha Sterling-Campbell, 20, from Ecton, all pleaded guilty to administering a noxious substance.
At around 4.30am on July 23, last year, four members of the public, including two police officers, were splashed with ammonia in an early morning attack.