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Two teenagers sprayed with unknown substance

The Stow, Harlow
14/04/2018 @ 19:36
Incident Number: 75525
In attendance: 2 x Harlow, 2 x Epping


Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of an incident in Harlow this evening (Saturday 14 April).

An unknown substance was sprayed into the face of two teenagers outside a pizza shop. The substance also affected a number of people nearby who were not directly involved in the incident. The people affected were left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

Specialist trained fire officers and the fire service's DIM Unit (Detection, Identification and Monitoring - equipment to help identify substances) were sent to the incident to assist.

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