A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of spraying a noxious substance around a supermarket and obstructing a police officer following an incident on Thursday 20 June.
Humberside Police said: “It happened at the Tesco on Hilderthorpe Road around 3.30pm.
It’s thought the substance was released from a small gas canister. Although not dangerous, the substance sprayed may have caused discomfort to a number of people who were in the store at the time.
Another man was with the suspect during the incident.
We have looked at CCTV footage and we think we’ve identified the people who might have been affected. We want them to come forward.
In particular, we want to speak to a woman who was with two children who may have been sick.
We are working closely with staff at the supermarket as our enquiries continue.”
Did you see what happened? Were you one of the people genuinely affected by the substance? Contact us with any information quoting reference 16/71762/19.