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Arrest over city spray incidents

Morrisons in Glevum Way
The substance sprayed is not believed to be harmful to people

Two supermarkets in Gloucestershire were surrounded by police after a man walked in and sprayed what is thought to be urine over meat, salad and fruit.

A Gloucestershire Police spokeswoman said officers attended the first incident at Morrisons in Gloucester, then later at Tesco in Quedgeley.

A 42-year-old from Gloucester has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and is being quizzed by police.

Both shops are closed for environmental health checks to be carried out.

"It is alleged that a man was spraying a foul-smelling substance, thought to be urine, on the foodstuffs, including the salad bar, fruits and meat," said a police spokeswoman.

"The device he was using is described as a kind of tube. Clearly this is a very unusual incident. A man has been arrested and a full investigation is under way," she added.

Police say the substance is believed to be of no threat to public safety.

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