Man has noxious substance thrown in his face in Market Drayton

A man has been taken to hospital after having a noxious substance thrown in his face in Market Drayton.

The incident happened in Shropshire Street at around 3.30pm on Friday afternoon.

The victim, a man in his 30s, was taken to hospital after having what is thought to be ammonia thrown in his face.

Samuel Butters, 30, of Shrewsbury has been charged with GBH and is due to appear at Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday morning.

Emergency services including Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, West Midlands Ambulance Service and West Mercia Police were called to assist.

Any witnesses to the incident should ring West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 413s110119 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.