Pair convicted after CS spray set off in Kidderminster nightclub
Two men have been convicted after CS spray was released in a Kidderminster nightclub leaving two people needing hospital treatment.
Daniel Lamb and Kurt Lock both pleaded guilty at Worcester Crown Court.
CS spray – known as tear gas – was released inside Nu Bar on New Street at around 1.35am on March 31, 2018.
Two people were taken to hospital and later released, with people also experiencing breathing difficulties and stinging and reddening of skin.
Lock, of Broad Street, was arrested after the incident, whilst Lamb, of Bromsgrove Street, was arrested several weeks later.
At court, Lamb pleaded guilty to administering a noxious substance with intent to injure/aggrieve/annoy and possessing a weapon for the discharge of a noxious substance.
Lock pleaded guilty to and possessing a weapon for the discharge of a noxious substance.
Investigating officer Det Con Tom Pritchard from Kidderminster CID said: “CS gas – also known as tear gas – is illegal to carry in the UK and is treated as a firearm.
“This was a completely irresponsible act which was very frightening for those involved, and caused multiple emergency services to attend the incident on the night.
“I’m pleased that we were able to arrest the defendants and subsequently bring them before the courts.”
The two men, both aged 30, will be sentenced at Worcester Crown Court on August 27.
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