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Arrest after teenagers attacked with noxious substance in New Ash Green

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A man has been arrested following reports two teenagers were attacked with a noxious substance, believed to be ammonia or bleach.

Police say the victims had been walking in parkland near Centre Road, New Ash Green, when the assault took place.

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The incident happened at around 8.20pm on Saturday.

Officers and ambulance crews attended, and the victims were taken to hospital before being discharged.

A suspect, aged 19, and believed to be known to the victims, was arrested on suspicion of assault on Monday.

He was later bailed, pending further enquiries, to return to a police station on June 3.

Anyone with information which may assist the investigation is urged to call Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting crime reference 46/86796/22.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form on their website.

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