‘Noxious’ liquid arrest
A “NOXIOUS” substance was allegedly thrown into the face of a BMW driver after a suspected road rage spat.
He is now being treated in hospital.
The driver of a white Mercedes A Class and a grey BMW were reportedly involved in an argument on the A19, close to the A689 slip road in Wolviston, on Friday morning, at 7am.
Both vehicles drove on, but then pulled over on the slip road on the A1027 towards Billingham.
The drivers remained in their vehicles and had a verbal altercation.
The 19-year-old male Tha A19 near Billingham driver of the Mercedes then allegedly threw an unknown substance towards the 44-year-old male driver of the BMW.
As a result, the driver of the BMW was taken to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, where he is being treated for irritation to the skin on his face.
The 19-year-old driver of the Mercedes was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and for possessing a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid.