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Passengers suffer after pepper spray released on North Walsham bus

PUBLISHED: 14:50 05 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:51 06 June 2017

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Welney. Picture Archant Library.

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Welney. Picture Archant Library.

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2011

Passengers on a Sanders bus service to North Walsham suffered shortness of breath, watering eyes, and irritated skin after a substance similar to pepper spray was released on their bus.

Police are now appealing for information from witnesses who were on the X55 bus service from Norwich to North Walsham at around 5.30pm on Thursday, May 4.

One victim recalled that as the bus stopped on the Norwich Road junction with Millfield Road, a group of young men got off the bus.

A short time afterwards passengers noticed that they had short breath, their skin, eyes and noses were irritated, and their eyes had begun to water.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, particularly two females who were passengers on the bus.

Anyone with information, should contact PC David Mills at North Walsham Police Station on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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