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Eight treated after nightclub substance attack

Monday June 12 2017




A TOWN centre nightclub was evacuated in the early hours of Sunday morning after clubbers were attacked with a "noxious substance" - leaving eight people requiring treatment. 

Emergency services were called at around 4.30am to Digital Bar on Wellington Street following reports a number of people had taken ill after the attack.

A police spokeswoman said: "A multi-agency response at the scene established that around eight people required treatment for suspected exposure to a noxious substance. 

"Their injuries were deemed to be minor, but the premises was evacuated as a precautionary measure." 

A 25-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident. He has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Anyone with information, or anyone who has been affected by this incident, is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 259 of June 11 2017.

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