Portsmouth girl, 13, quizzed by police after '˜perfume' sprayed in McDonald's worker's face
Police investigating an incident at a McDonald's in Portsmouth now believe that perfume was sprayed in a worker's face.Â
The 22-year-old man was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital for treatment yesterday (September 9) evening but has since been released.Â
A 13-year-old girl from Fratton will be voluntarily interviewed today (September 10), police have said.Â
Police also now say it was perfume not a chemical substance sprayed at the worker as they had previously believed.Â
The incident happened at the fast-food restaurant on Commercial Road at around 6.45pm yesterday.Â
A Hampshire Constabulary spokeswoman said: '˜An investigation was launched after a member of staff at McDonalds in Commercial Road, Portsmouth was sprayed in the face with a substance at around 6.45pm on Sunday 9 September.
'Initially it was not known what it was and therefore fire, ambulance and police were all called to the scene.
'˜However, it is now believed the substance was perfume.
'˜The victim, a 22-year old man, was taken to the Queen Alexandra Hospital for treatment and was later discharged with no lasting injuries.Â
'˜A 13-year-old girl from Fratton was arrested on suspicion of administer poison / noxious thing with intent to injure / aggrieve / annoy.Â
'˜She was de-arrested when she arrived in custody and will attend a voluntary interview later today.'Â
Sami-Ullah Khaliq said: '˜I saw police cars everywhere. 'It's not what you expect to see on a Sunday night.'Â