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

Monday, 10th September 2018, 2:05 pm
Updated Monday, 10th September 2018, 3:13 pm
Police in attendance at McDonald's in Commercial Road

The 22-year-old man was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital for treatment yesterday (September 9) evening but has since been released. 

A 13-year-old girl from Fratton will be voluntarily interviewed today (September 10), police have said. 

Police also now say it was perfume not a chemical substance sprayed at the worker as they had previously believed. 

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Police in attendance at McDonald's in Commercial Road

The incident happened at the fast-food restaurant on Commercial Road at around 6.45pm yesterday. 

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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. 

'˜A 13-year-old girl from Fratton was arrested on suspicion of administer poison / noxious thing with intent to injure / aggrieve / annoy. 

'˜She was de-arrested when she arrived in custody and will attend a voluntary interview later today.' 

Sami-Ullah Khaliq said: '˜I saw police cars everywhere. 'It's not what you expect to see on a Sunday night.'