Portsmouth girl, 13, quizzed by police after ‘perfume’ sprayed in McDonald’s worker’s face

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Police investigating an incident at a McDonald's in Portsmouth now believe that perfume was sprayed in a worker’s face. 

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

Police in attendance at McDonald's in Commercial Road

Police in attendance at McDonald's in Commercial Road

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. 

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. 

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‘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.’