Get involved: send your pictures, video, news and views by texting ECHONEWS to 80360, or email us Click here for details »
Man accused of possessing CS gas
10:38am Saturday 28th June 2014 in Southend
A MAN has been arrested following reports he was carrying tear gas.
Police were first called to a house in Rochford Garden Way, Rochford, on Thursday afternoon after concerns were raised about a man inside.
Nearly 24 hours later plain clothes officers arrested a man, aged in his 40s and from Rayleigh, in connection with the incident.
He was arrested on suspicion of illegal possession of a CS gas canister.
The chemical, known as tear gas, was designed to control riots.
It reacts with moisture on the skin and in the eyes, and causes a burning sensation, forcing eyes to shut.
The man has been released on bail until Sunday, August 31, while officers carry out further investigations.
A spokesman for Essex Police said: "Detectives are investigating the circumstances in which a man was found to be in possession of a CS gas canister in Rochford.
"Police were first called at 1pm on Thursday following concerns of a man inside a house in Rochford Garden Way.
"Officers arrested a man in his 40s from the Rayleigh area on Friday lunchtime in connection with possessing CS gas canister.
"He has been released on bail until August 31 pending further enquiries."
Comments are closed on this article.