A man has been sent for trial in crown court over an alleged attack inflicting "bodily harm" and using a "wet fire" spray.

William Owen, 29, will appear in Cambridge Crown Court on November 3 after being sent for trial by Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on October 6.

Owen, of Longman Court Stationers Place, in Hemel Hempstead, is accused of assaulting a man and causing him “actual bodily harm” as well as “administering poison or a noxious thing with intent to injure, aggrieve, or annoy” according to court papers.

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Both charges are for alleged attacks on the same man in Watford on November 7, 2021.

He is alleged to have used Pelargonic Acid Vanillylamide (PAVA) a synthetic pepper spray used by police officers because it is easier to target than conventional pepper spray and can be used from a distance of up to 15 feet.

Lincolnshire Police describe the spray as “wet fire” due to the feeling when it comes in contact with a person’s eyes.


He denied the charges in Cambridge Crown Court and another appearance is due from Febuary 20.

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