Landlady in spray attack

A WISBECH pub landlady had to have emergency medical care after she was sprayed in the face with an unknown chemical.

The attack on Christmas Eve left the woman, who does not want to be named, temporarily unable to stand up with tingling in her arms and legs.

Paramedics rushed to the scene and administered emergency care and fortunately the woman made a full recovery.

The incident happened between 6pm and 7pm after the landlady refused to admit a group of people to the pub.

“We have limited capacity and we were only allowing in regulars. This group of people tried to push their way in but were stopped.

“They then started kicking at the door and shouting through the letter box. I went to deal with them and shouted back at them through the letter box to leave as the police had been called.

“Then something was squirted through the letter box and got into my mouth tissues. It took a few moments to get into my blood stream and then I was out flat - it was extremely frightening I couldn’t stand up and my toes, arms and legs were tingly,” said the woman.

She said those responsible were likely to face a ban from all pubs in the town under Pubwatch scheme.

This was the second attack involving a chemical spray. A 54-year-old man was sprayed in the face after leaving another pub in the town on November 14.

He suffered irritation to his eyes following the incident, which happened on Old Market, Wisbech, between 1am and 2am.

A police spokesman said officers were investigating both incidents and appealed for witnesses.

Anyone with information should contact DC Ralph King on 0345-4564564 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800-555-111.